Large Eddy Simulation of a Wind Farm Experiment
The growing interest in renewable resources  is encouraging research on wind turbines. The present work is focused on the turbine wake because it plays a key role in the power production of the entire wind farm. The wake is strongly turbulent and it persists more than fifteen rotor diameters (D) downstream (Chamorro, PortéAgel, Boundary Layer Meteorol, 132(1):129–149, (2009), ), while the distance between two “in line” turbines is much less than this length. Therefore, the downstream turbines are impinged by a velocity that is completely different from the undisturbed one and the turbine operates off-design. A good representation of the evolution and decay of the turbine wake is needed to accurately predict the turbine performance.
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