Large eddy simulation analysis of wake characteristics of a wind turbine operating in yaw

Tanvi Kaushik, Tanmoy Chatterjee, Yulia Peet, Ronald Calhoun

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In this paper, Large eddy simulation of a two-turbine system is implemented, with the upstream and downstream wind turbines operating at yaw angles equal to 200 and 00 respectively. A second case (baseline case) is simulated, in which the rotation planes of both the upstream and downstream turbines are perpendicular to the mean flow direction. Realistic turbulent inflow is fed to the wind turbine domain from a precursor atmospheric boundary layer simulation using spectral interpolation techniques. An analysis of the effect of yawing on the wake of the turbine, through streamwise velocity, variance and kinematic shear stress profiles at multiple downstream stations, has been presented. A comparison of the overall Coefficient of Power of the two-turbine system, between the yaw case and the baseline case, is also carried out.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication35th Wind Energy Symposium, 2017
PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc, AIAA
ISBN (Print)9781624104565
StatePublished - 2017
Event35th Wind Energy Symposium, 2017 - Grapevine, United States
Duration: Jan 9 2017Jan 13 2017


Other35th Wind Energy Symposium, 2017
Country/TerritoryUnited States

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Mechanical Engineering


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