Articles | Volume 5, issue 4
Wind Energ. Sci., 5, 1425–1434, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-5-1425-2020

Special issue: Wind Energy Science Conference 2019

Wind Energ. Sci., 5, 1425–1434, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-5-1425-2020

Research article 30 Oct 2020

Research article | 30 Oct 2020

Theory and verification of a new 3D RANS wake model

Philip Bradstock and Wolfgang Schlez

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AR by Wolfgang Schlez on behalf of the Authors (08 May 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (30 Jun 2020) by Jens Nørkær Sørensen
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (01 Jul 2020)
RR by Paul van der Laan (14 Jul 2020)
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (24 Jul 2020) by Jens Nørkær Sørensen
AR by Wolfgang Schlez on behalf of the Authors (03 Sep 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (12 Sep 2020) by Jens Nørkær Sørensen
ED: Publish as is (12 Sep 2020) by Jakob Mann(Chief Editor)
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The ProPlanEn team developed WakeBlaster, a new very fast numerical model for simulating the power output of wind farms. Accurate modelling of the waked flow enables the reduction of wind farm losses. By modelling the whole wind farm, WakeBlaster replaces simpler models which superimpose symmetrical solutions of the flow behind individual wind turbines. The paper describes the fundamental equations, discusses the scalability of the solution, and demonstrates the 3D flow on an offshore wind farm.