Articles | Volume 3, issue 2
Wind Energ. Sci., 3, 589–613, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-3-589-2018
Wind Energ. Sci., 3, 589–613, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-3-589-2018
Research article
04 Sep 2018
Research article | 04 Sep 2018

Large-eddy simulation sensitivities to variations of configuration and forcing parameters in canonical boundary-layer flows for wind energy applications

Jeffrey D. Mirocha et al.

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This paper validates the use of idealized large-eddy simulations with periodic lateral boundary conditions to provide boundary-layer flow quantities of interest for wind energy applications. Sensitivities to model formulation, forcing parameter values, and grid configurations were also examined, both to ascertain the robustness of the technique and to characterize inherent uncertainties, as required for the evaluation of more general wind plant flow simulation approaches under development.