CFD in Wind Energy: The Virtual, Multiscale Wind Tunnel
AbstractOver the past two decades, computational fluid dynamics and particularly the finite volume method have been increasingly used to predict the performance of wind turbines within their environment. Increases in available computational power has led to the application of RANS-based models to more and more complex flow problems and permitted the use of LES-based models where previously not possible. The following article reviews the development of CFD as applied by the wind energy community from small to large scale: from the flow around 2D airfoils to the flow through an entire wind farm.
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Sumner, J.; Watters, C.S.; Masson, C. CFD in Wind Energy: The Virtual, Multiscale Wind Tunnel. Energies 2010, 3, 989-1013.
Sumner J, Watters CS, Masson C. CFD in Wind Energy: The Virtual, Multiscale Wind Tunnel. Energies. 2010; 3(5):989-1013.Chicago/Turabian Style
Sumner, Jonathon; Watters, Christophe Sibuet; Masson, Christian. 2010. "CFD in Wind Energy: The Virtual, Multiscale Wind Tunnel." Energies 3, no. 5: 989-1013.