Brief communication: On the influence of vertical wind shear on the combined power output of two model wind turbines in yaw
- ForWind, University of Oldenburg, Institute of Physics, Oldenburg, Germany
Abstract. The effect of vertical wind shear on the total power output of two aligned model wind turbines as a function of yaw misalignment of the upstream turbine is studied experimentally. It is shown that asymmetries of the power output of the downstream turbine and the combined power of both with respect to the upstream turbine's yaw misalignment angle can be linked to the vertical wind shear of the inflow.