Articles | Volume 2, issue 1
Wind Energ. Sci., 2, 55–76, 2017
Wind Energ. Sci., 2, 55–76, 2017

Research article 09 Feb 2017

Research article | 09 Feb 2017

Blind test comparison of the performance and wake flow between two in-line wind turbines exposed to different turbulent inflow conditions

Jan Bartl and Lars Sætran


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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (17 Nov 2016) by Joachim Peinke
AR by Jan Bartl on behalf of the Authors (03 Dec 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (06 Jan 2017) by Joachim Peinke
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (16 Jan 2017) by Jakob Mann(Chief Editor)
Short summary
As wind turbines extract energy from the wind, a wind field of reduced wind speed and increased turbulence is left behind for the downstream turbines. For the exact calculation of the annual energy production and lifetime of wind turbines, it is therefore of great importance to be able to accurately calculate this turbulent wake flow for different wind conditions. This paper compares different computational modeling approaches with flow measurements on model turbines in a wind tunnel.