Articles | Volume 8, issue 2
Brief communication
24 Feb 2023
Brief communication |  | 24 Feb 2023

Brief communication: A clarification of wake recovery mechanisms

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


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on wes-2022-56', Anonymous Referee #1, 03 Aug 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on wes-2022-56', Anonymous Referee #2, 13 Oct 2022
  • AC1: 'Response to reviewers of wes-2022-56', Paul van der Laan, 18 Jan 2023

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Paul van der Laan on behalf of the Authors (18 Jan 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (18 Jan 2023) by Raúl Bayoán Cal
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (30 Jan 2023)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (05 Feb 2023)
ED: Publish as is (06 Feb 2023) by Raúl Bayoán Cal
ED: Publish as is (09 Feb 2023) by Sandrine Aubrun (Chief editor)
AR by Paul van der Laan on behalf of the Authors (13 Feb 2023)
Short summary
Understanding wind turbine wake recovery is important to mitigate energy losses in wind farms. Wake recovery is often assumed or explained to be dependent on the first-order derivative of velocity. In this work we show that wind turbine wakes recover mainly due to the second-order derivative of the velocity, which transport momentum from the freestream towards the wake center. The wake recovery mechanisms and results of a high-fidelity numerical simulation are illustrated using a simple model.
Final-revised paper