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2017-11-21 - Colloque/Abstract - Anglais - 1 page(s)

Coudou Nicolas , Chatelain Philippe, van Beeck Jeroen, Bricteux Laurent , "Determination of wind-turbine-wake centerline for the analysis of the wake-meandering phenomenon" in APS DFD meeting , Denver, US, 2017

  • Codes CREF : Mécanique des fluides (DI1244)
  • Unités de recherche UMONS : Fluides-Machines (F702)
  • Instituts UMONS : Institut de Recherche en Energétique (Energie)

Abstract(s) :

(Anglais) The oscillatory motion of wind turbine wakes, also known as wake meandering, is crucial in wind farms as it increases unsteady loading, in particular yawing moments, on downstream turbines. The study of this phenomenon requires, as a first step, the determination of the position of the wake. Therefore, the aim of this work is to compare different techniques to detect the wake centerline based on the velocity/momentum deficit inside the wake or on the estimation of azimuthal vorticity centroids. These techniques are applied to the data obtained from Large-Eddy simulations of the NREL 5-MW wind turbine. The computations were performed with a vortex-particle mesh code with the wind turbine rotor modeled by means of immersed lifting lines. This study constitutes a first step towards the understanding of meandering mechanisms and its accurate operational modeling.