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Energies 2018, 11(8), 2071;

An Analytical Model for the Regeneration of Wind after Exiting a Wind Farm

School of Meteorology, University of Oklahoma, 120 David L. Boren Blvd. Suite 5900, Norman, OK 73072-7307, USA
Received: 15 July 2018 / Revised: 4 August 2018 / Accepted: 7 August 2018 / Published: 8 August 2018
(This article belongs to the Collection Wind Turbines)
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The simplest model for an atmospheric boundary layer assumes a uniform steady wind over a certain depth, of order 1 km, with the forces of friction, pressure gradient and Coriolis in balance. A linear model is here employed for the adjustment of wind to this equilibrium, as the wake of a very wide wind farm. A length scale is predicted for the exponential adjustment to equilibrium. Calculation of this length scale is aided by knowledge of the angle for which the wind would normally cross the isobars in environmental conditions in the wake. View Full-Text
Keywords: wind energy; atmospheric boundary layer; wind turbine wake wind energy; atmospheric boundary layer; wind turbine wake
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