Large Eddy Simulation of a Wind Farm Experiment

  • B. RocchioEmail author
  • U. Ciri
  • M. V. Salvetti
  • S. Leonardi
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Part of the ERCOFTAC Series book series (ERCO, volume 25)


The growing interest in renewable resources [1] is encouraging research on wind turbines. The present work is focused on the turbine wake because it plays a key role in the power production of the entire wind farm. The wake is strongly turbulent and it persists more than fifteen rotor diameters (D) downstream (Chamorro, PortéAgel, Boundary Layer Meteorol, 132(1):129–149, (2009), [2]), while the distance between two “in line” turbines is much less than this length. Therefore, the downstream turbines are impinged by a velocity that is completely different from the undisturbed one and the turbine operates off-design. A good representation of the evolution and decay of the turbine wake is needed to accurately predict the turbine performance.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Rocchio
    • 1
    Email author
  • U. Ciri
    • 2
  • M. V. Salvetti
    • 1
  • S. Leonardi
    • 2
  1. 1.University of PisaPisaItaly
  2. 2.University of Texas at DallasRichardsonUSA

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