Articles | Volume 3, issue 1
Wind Energ. Sci., 3, 257–273, 2018
Wind Energ. Sci., 3, 257–273, 2018
Research article
16 May 2018
Research article | 16 May 2018

Wind tunnel experiments on wind turbine wakes in yaw: redefining the wake width

Jannik Schottler et al.

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In this work, the wake flows behind two different model wind turbines were investigated in wind tunnel experiments user laser Doppler anemometry. It was found that the width of the wake flow is significantly dependent on the quantities examined, becoming much wider when taking higher-order statistics into account. This effect is stable against yaw misalignment and thus affects not only wind farm layout optimizations but also the applicability of active wake steering methods.