Articles | Volume 7, issue 5
Research article
10 Oct 2022
Research article |  | 10 Oct 2022

Wind turbine wake simulation with explicit algebraic Reynolds stress modeling

Mads Baungaard, Stefan Wallin, Maarten Paul van der Laan, and Mark Kelly

Data sets

Reference Windfarm database PDk 90 (Version 1) I. Sood and J. Meyers

Short summary
Wind turbine wakes in the neutral atmospheric surface layer are simulated with Reynolds-averaged Navier–Stokes (RANS) using an explicit algebraic Reynolds stress model. Contrary to standard two-equation turbulence models, it can predict turbulence anisotropy and complex physical phenomena like secondary motions. For the cases considered, it improves Reynolds stress, turbulence intensity, and velocity deficit predictions, although a more top-hat-shaped profile is observed for the latter.
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