Near-wake dynamics of a vertical-axis turbine

@article{Strom2022NearwakeDO,
  title={Near-wake dynamics of a vertical-axis turbine},
  author={Benjamin Strom and Brian L. Polagye and Steven L. Brunton},
  journal={Journal of Fluid Mechanics},
  year={2022},
  volume={935}
}
Abstract Cross-flow, or vertical-axis, turbines are a promising technology for capturing kinetic energy in wind or flowing water and their inherently unsteady fluid mechanics present unique opportunities for control optimization of individual rotors or arrays. To explore the potential for beneficial interactions between turbines in an array, as well as to characterize important cycle-to-cycle variations, coherent structures in the wake of a single two-bladed cross-flow turbine are examined… 
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The Array Optimization of Vertical Axis Wind Turbine Based on a New Asymmetric Wake Model
TLDR
The proposed wake model is a combination of two semi Gaussian functions with different deviations that can better reflect the asymmetric characteristic of the VAWT wake and can describe the behavior of wake merging in the case of counter-rotating twin turbines.

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