68th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics (November 22, 2015 — November 24, 2015)

V0012: Large Eddy Simulation of Wind Turbine Wakes with Yaw Effects

  • Luis Martinez, Johns Hopkins University
  • Mike Howland, Johns Hopkins University
  • Charles Meneveau, Johns Hopkins University
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1103/APS.DFD.2015.GFM.V0012

A Large Eddy Simulation of 2 aligned wind turbines under uniform inflow is shown.  Yawing the first turbine can increase the total power. The wake of the yawed turbine is deflected, so when it reaches the second turbine, it only affects a portion of the rotor area, allowing the turbine to produce more power.


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