Articles | Volume 3, issue 1
Wind Energ. Sci., 3, 329–343, 2018
Wind Energ. Sci., 3, 329–343, 2018
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 et al.


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AR by Jan Bartl on behalf of the Authors (26 Mar 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (29 Apr 2018) by Gerard J.W. van Bussel
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (08 May 2018) by Jakob Mann(Chief Editor)
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.