A1 Journal article (refereed), original research

Numerical Study of the Impact of Atmospheric Stratification on a Wind-Turbine Performance

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Publication Details
Authors: Chaudhari Ashvinkumar, Agafonova Oxana, Hellsten Antti, Sorvari Joonas
Publisher: IOP Publishing: Conference Series
Publication year: 2017
Language: English
Related Journal or Series Information: Journal of Physics: Conference Series
Volume number: 854
Issue number: 1
ISSN: 1742-6588
eISSN: 1742-6596
JUFO-Level of this publication: 1
Open Access: Open Access publication


This paper is aimed to obtain a better understanding of how a stably stratified atmospheric condition involving low-level jet, in comparison to neutral condition, affects to a wind-turbine performance. In this work, large-eddy simulation approach in combination with actuator-line model is used to simulate the wake flows in an infinitely long wind farm. Here, numerical simulations of the wind-turbine wakes are carried out under the influence of neutral and stable conditions. The numerical results are compared between the two atmospheric conditions. It has been seen that the wind-turbine performance is highly influenced under the stable conditions. For an infinitely long wind-farm scenario, the power produced by a turbine under the stable condition is smaller by 81% than that under the neutral condition

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