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Noise Propagation Issues in Wind Energy Applications

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John M. Prospathopoulos, Spyros G. Voutsinas

National Technical University of Athens, School of Mechanical Engineering 9, Heroon Polytechniou Str., 15773, Zografou, Athens, Greece

J. Sol. Energy Eng 127(2), 234-241 (Apr 25, 2005) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1862257 History: Received June 02, 2004; Revised November 29, 2004; Online April 25, 2005
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The source-receiver geometrical configuration for the axisymmetric sound propagation problem.
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Graphic representation of the ray velocity vector. Sum of the sound speed and the wind velocity.
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Ground plan of a wind park. Superposition of the contributions from the wind turbines to the receiver point.
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Tammhausen: Excess attenuation at a horizontal distance of 530 m for downwind propagation conditions. Effect of turbulence.
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Tammhausen: Excess attenuation at a horizontal distance of 530 m for downwind propagation conditions. Effect of refraction.
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Effect of flow resistivity on the excess attenuation. Horizontal distance from the wind turbine 250 m.
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Effect of thickness of the absorbent material on the excess attenuation. Horizontal distance from the wind turbine 250 m.
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Effect of temperature and relative humidity on the excess attenuation. Horizontal distance from the wind turbine 250 m.
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Effect of the turbulent index of refraction on the excess attenuation. Horizontal distance from the wind turbine 250 m.
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Effect of the wind direction on the excess attenuation. Horizontal distance from the wind turbine 250 m.
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Sound pressure level at various distances from the center of the wind park downwind.
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Sound pressure level at 450 m downwind. Effect of the wind direction.
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Downward and upward refraction of eigenrays for downwind and upwind propagation conditions, respectively.
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(a) Moderate downwind conditions (moderate gradient of wind velocity). No eigenray. (b) Strong downwind conditions (high gradient of wind velocity). Multiple eigenrays. (c) Upwind conditions. No eigenray.

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