On the predictive capabilities of LES-actuator disk model in simulating turbulence past wind turbines and farms

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In this paper, we validate an LES (large-eddy simulation)-actuator disk model by comparing the computed results with wind tunnel measurements for both stand-alone wind turbine case and wind farm case. In the actuator disk model, the forces are uniformly distributed. The effects of rotation and the effects of nacelle and tower are not taken into account… (More)

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@article{Yang2013OnTP, title={On the predictive capabilities of LES-actuator disk model in simulating turbulence past wind turbines and farms}, author={Xiaolei Yang and Fotis Sotiropoulos}, journal={2013 American Control Conference}, year={2013}, pages={2878-2883} }