This thesis concerns the industrial application of large eddy simulation to wind farm aerodynamics. Through a series of simple tests, it presents the pros and cons of using energy-conserving time integration and furthers the importance of a dissipation-free spatial discretisation. Finally, it demonstrates the capability of the Energy-Conserving Navier-Stokes code based on a finite volume approach, to simulate; an experimentally analysed wake of an actuator disk, the turbulence within the atmospheric boundary layer & by combining the two, the velocity field through a wind farm.
|Qualification||Doctor of Philosophy|
|Award date||2 Nov 2016|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|
- large eddy simulation
- wind farm aerodynamics
- energy conserving scheme
- atmospheric boundary layer