Articles | Volume 2, issue 1
Wind Energ. Sci., 2, 329–341, 2017

Special issue: The Science of Making Torque from Wind (TORQUE) 2016

Wind Energ. Sci., 2, 329–341, 2017

Research article 20 Jun 2017

Research article | 20 Jun 2017

Demonstration and uncertainty analysis of synchronised scanning lidar measurements of 2-D velocity fields in a boundary-layer wind tunnel

Marijn Floris van Dooren et al.


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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (13 Apr 2017) by Luciano Castillo
AR by Marijn Floris van Dooren on behalf of the Authors (28 Apr 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (18 May 2017) by Luciano Castillo
ED: Publish as is (19 May 2017) by Jakob Mann(Chief Editor)
Short summary
We conducted measurements in a wind tunnel with the remote sensing technique lidar to map the flow around a row of three model wind turbines. Two lidars were positioned near the wind tunnel walls to measure the two-dimensional wind vector over a defined scanning line or area without influencing the flow itself. A comparison of the lidar measurements with a hot-wire probe and a thorough uncertainty analysis confirmed the usefulness of lidar technology for such flow measurements in a wind tunnel.