Articles | Volume 3, issue 1
Wind Energ. Sci., 3, 243–255, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-3-243-2018
Wind Energ. Sci., 3, 243–255, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-3-243-2018

Research article 14 May 2018

Research article | 14 May 2018

A simulation study demonstrating the importance of large-scale trailing vortices in wake steering

Paul Fleming et al.

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AR by Paul Fleming on behalf of the Authors (25 Jan 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (01 Feb 2018) by Carlo L. Bottasso
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (23 Feb 2018)
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (03 Apr 2018)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (11 Apr 2018) by Carlo L. Bottasso
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (11 Apr 2018) by Joachim Peinke(Chief Editor)
AR by Paul Fleming on behalf of the Authors (28 Apr 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
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This paper investigates the role of flow structures in wind farm control through yaw misalignment. A pair of counter-rotating vortices is shown to be important in deforming the shape of the wake. Further, we demonstrate that the vortex structures created in wake steering can enable a greater change power generation than currently modeled in control-oriented models. We propose that wind farm controllers can be made more effective if designed to take advantage of these effects.