Articles | Volume 6, issue 4
Wind Energ. Sci., 6, 1061–1077, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-6-1061-2021
Wind Energ. Sci., 6, 1061–1077, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-6-1061-2021

Research article 16 Aug 2021

Research article | 16 Aug 2021

Vertical-axis wind-turbine computations using a 2D hybrid wake actuator-cylinder model

Edgar Martinez-Ojeda et al.

Data sets

EdgarAMO/actuatorCylinderSimpleFoam-data: actuatorCylinderSimpleFoam-data (v1.0.0) E. Martinez-Ojeda https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5177214

Model code and software

EdgarAMO/actuatorCylinderSimpleFoam-solver: actuatorCylinderSimpleFoam-solver (v1.0.0) E. Martinez-Ojeda https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5177216

Video supplement

actuatorCylinderSimpleFoam results in paraview E. Martinez-Ojeda https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6qZG6-oC3A

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Short summary
A model for computing vertical-axis wind turbine farms was developed using computational fluid dynamics open-source software. This model has the potential of evaluating wind farm configurations which can lead to a higher annual energy yield. Such configurations have not been studied thoroughly due to the fact that most analysis tools are computationally expensive. This model can also be run in personal computers within a matter of minutes or hours depending on the number of turbines.