A simple atmospheric boundary layer model applied to large eddy simulations of wind turbine wakes
Article first published online: 8 APR 2013
Copyright © 2013 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Volume 17, Issue 4, pages 657–669, April 2014
How to Cite
Troldborg, N., Sørensen, J. N., Mikkelsen, R. and Sørensen, N. N. (2014), A simple atmospheric boundary layer model applied to large eddy simulations of wind turbine wakes. Wind Energ., 17: 657–669. doi: 10.1002/we.1608
- Issue published online: 6 MAR 2014
- Article first published online: 8 APR 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 8 FEB 2013
- Manuscript Revised: 12 NOV 2012
- Manuscript Received: 21 JUN 2012
- atmospheric boundary layer model;
- LES, wakes;
- actuator line method
A simple model for including the influence of the atmospheric boundary layer in connection with large eddy simulations of wind turbine wakes is presented and validated by comparing computed results with measurements as well as with direct numerical simulations. The model is based on an immersed boundary type technique where volume forces are used to introduce wind shear and atmospheric turbulence. The application of the model for wake studies is demonstrated by combining it with the actuator line method, and predictions are compared with field measurements. Copyright © 2013 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.