Large eddy simulation studies of the effects of alignment and wind farm length

  title={Large eddy simulation studies of the effects of alignment and wind farm length},
  author={Richard J.A.M. Stevens and Dennice F. Gayme and Charles Meneveau},
  journal={Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy},
Large eddy simulations of wind farms are performed to study the effects of wind turbine row alignment with respect to the incoming flow direction. Various wind farms with fixed stream-wise spacing (7.85 rotor diameters) and varying lateral displacements and span-wise turbine spacings are considered, for a fixed inflow direction. Simulations show that, contrary to common belief, a perfectly staggered (checker-board) configuration does not necessarily give the highest average power output… 
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