Articles | Volume 3, issue 1
Research article
01 Jun 2018
Research article |  | 01 Jun 2018

Wind tunnel experiments on wind turbine wakes in yaw: effects of inflow turbulence and shear

Jan Bartl, Franz Mühle, Jannik Schottler, Lars Sætran, Joachim Peinke, Muyiwa Adaramola, and Michael Hölling

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Wind tunnel experiments on wind turbine wakes in yaw Jannik Schottler, Jan Bartl, Franz Mühle

Short summary
Wake steering by yawing a wind turbine offers great potential to increase the wind farm power production. A model scale experiment in a controlled wind tunnel environment has been performed to map the wake flow's complex velocity distribution for different inflow conditions. A non-uniform sheared inflow was observed to affect the wake flow only insignificantly. The level of turbulent velocity fluctuations in the inflow, however, influenced the wake's velocity distribution to a higher degree.