Articles | Volume 7, issue 2
Wind Energ. Sci., 7, 585–602, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-7-585-2022
Wind Energ. Sci., 7, 585–602, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-7-585-2022
Research article
15 Mar 2022
Research article | 15 Mar 2022

Vortex identification methods applied to wind turbine tip vortices

Rodrigo Soto-Valle et al.

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This paper compares different vortex identification methods to evaluate their suitability to study the tip vortices of a wind turbine. The assessment is done through experimental data from the wake of a wind turbine model. Results show comparability in some aspects as well as significant differences, providing evidence to justify further comparisons. Therefore, this study proves that the selection of the most suitable postprocessing methods of tip vortex data is pivotal to ensure robust results.