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Reynolds Number Dependence of Cross-Flow Turbine Performance and Near-Wake Characteristics

@inproceedings{Bachant2014ReynoldsND,
  title={Reynolds Number Dependence of Cross-Flow Turbine Performance and Near-Wake Characteristics},
  author={Peter Bachant and Martin Wosnik},
  year={2014}
}
Minimizing wake losses in wind or marine hydrokinetic (MHK) turbine arrays is a crucial design consideration, as it has a large impact on overall energy production. To understand and mitigate these losses, interactions between turbine wakes must be accurately predicted, with near-wakes being especially important for cross-flow (or vertical-axis) turbines, given their affinity for close-spaced operation. As numerical models become more accurate, validation efforts will need to take into account… 

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