Articles | Volume 6, issue 3
Wind Energ. Sci., 6, 961–981, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-6-961-2021
Wind Energ. Sci., 6, 961–981, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-6-961-2021

Research article 30 Jun 2021

Research article | 30 Jun 2021

How realistic are the wakes of scaled wind turbine models?

Chengyu Wang et al.

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ED: Publish as is (17 May 2021) by Joachim Peinke(Chief Editor)
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This paper quantifies the fidelity of the wakes generated by a small (1 m diameter) scaled wind turbine model operated in a large boundary layer wind tunnel. A detailed scaling analysis accompanied by large-eddy simulations shows that these wakes are very realistic scaled versions of the ones generated by the parent full-scale wind turbine in the field.