A Viscous Three-Dimensional Differential/Actuator-Disk Method for the Aerodynamic Analysis of Wind Farms

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Idriss Ammara, Christophe Leclerc, Christian Masson

Department of Mechanical Engineering, École de Technologie Supérieure, 1100 rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montréal, H3C 1K3 Canada

J. Sol. Energy Eng 124(4), 345-356 (Nov 08, 2002) (12 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1510870 History: Received June 01, 2001; Revised July 01, 2002; Online November 08, 2002
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Diagram of site arrangement in Goldendale, Washington
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Velocity contour at hub height for xstep=6 RD,ystep=4 RD,u(H)=8.0 m/s, Ψ=75°
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Velocity contour at hub height for xstep=6 RD,ystep=4 RD,u(H)=8.0 m/s, Ψ=15°
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Description of the actuator disk
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Wind-turbine geometric parameters
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Surficial force integration over AI
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Schematic diagram of turbine and anemometer positions
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MOD-0A wind turbine wake velocity distribution: a) u(H)=5.7 m/s, wind angle=23° and b) u(H)=8.2 m/s, wind angle=193°
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Summary of Power Predictions for the Goldendale Site
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Velocity contour at hub height for xstep=6 RD,ystep=4 RD,u(H)=8.0 m/s, Ψ=90°
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Example of a two-row periodic wind-farm arrangement
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Computational domain and grid topology
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Integration surface for momentum-source terms: a) Rotor swept area; and b) Triangular mini-surface
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Performance predictions




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