Articles | Volume 7, issue 1
Wind Energ. Sci., 7, 323–344, 2022
Wind Energ. Sci., 7, 323–344, 2022
Research article
09 Feb 2022
Research article | 09 Feb 2022

Validation of a coupled atmospheric–aeroelastic model system for wind turbine power and load calculations

Sonja Krüger et al.

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Detailed numerical simulations of turbines in atmospheric conditions are challenging with regard to their computational demand. We coupled an atmospheric flow model and a turbine model in order to deliver extensive details about the flow and the turbine response within reasonable computational time. A comparison to measurement data was performed and showed a very good agreement. The efficiency of the tool enables applications such as load calculation in wind farms or during low-level-jet events.