Articles | Volume 5, issue 2
Wind Energ. Sci., 5, 745–758, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-5-745-2020
Wind Energ. Sci., 5, 745–758, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-5-745-2020

Research article 16 Jun 2020

Research article | 16 Jun 2020

Experimental investigation of aerodynamic characteristics of bat carcasses after collision with a wind turbine

Shivendra Prakash and Corey D. Markfort

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ED: Publish as is (09 Apr 2020) by Jakob Mann
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (11 Apr 2020) by Gerard J.W. van Bussel(Chief Editor)
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Short summary
Bat carcass surveys guided by likely fall zone distributions require accurate descriptions of carcass aerodynamics. This research introduces a new methodology resulting in the first direct measurements of bat carcass drag coefficients. The drag coefficient for three carcasses of three different species was found to be within a range of 0.70–1.23, with a terminal velocity between 6.63 and 17.57 m s−1. This information is useful for assessing the impact of wind farm projects on wildlife.