Articles | Volume 4, issue 1
Wind Energ. Sci., 4, 71–88, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-4-71-2019
Wind Energ. Sci., 4, 71–88, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-4-71-2019
Research article
29 Jan 2019
Research article | 29 Jan 2019

Wake behavior and control: comparison of LES simulations and wind tunnel measurements

Jiangang Wang et al.

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This paper describes an LES approach for the simulation of wind turbines and their wakes. The simulation model is used to develop a complete digital copy of experiments performed with scaled wind turbines in a boundary layer wind tunnel, including the passive generation of a sheared turbulent flow. Numerical results are compared with experimental measurements, with a good overall matching between the two.