Detached-Eddy Simulation of a Horizontal Axis Wind Turbine

  • Amin RasamEmail author
  • Zeinab Pouransari
  • Karl Bolin
  • Ciarán J. O’Reilly
Conference paper
Part of the Notes on Numerical Fluid Mechanics and Multidisciplinary Design book series (NNFM, volume 137)


Aerodynamic simulations of a small horizontal-axis wind turbine, suitable for integration of wind energy in urban and peri-urban areas, are performed using the improved delayed detached-eddy simulation method. Simulations are carried out for three rotation rates and inlet conditions. Aerodynamic characteristics of the wind turbine such as forces, power production, pressure distribution as well as flow topologies are presented. The effect of different rotation rates as well as the effect of free stream turbulence on the turbine aerodynamics are discussed.



This paper and the SWIP project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement No. 608554. The computations were performed on resources provided by the Swedish National Infrastructure for Computing (SNIC) at PDC Center for High Performance Computing (PDC-HPC) and National Supercomputing Center (NSC) at Linköping University.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Amin Rasam
    • 1
    Email author
  • Zeinab Pouransari
    • 2
  • Karl Bolin
    • 1
  • Ciarán J. O’Reilly
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Aeronautical and Vehicle EngineeringKTH Royal Institute of TechnologyStockholmSweden
  2. 2.Mechanics DepartmentKTH Royal Institute of TechnologyStockholmSweden

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