To conserve, or not to conserve ... Large eddy simulation of wind farms with energy-conserving schemes

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Delft University of Technology
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Bijl, Hester, Supervisor
  • van Zuijlen, A.H., Advisor
Thesis sponsors
Award date2 Nov 2016
Print ISBNs978-94-6186-731-5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Keywords

  • large eddy simulation
  • smagorinsky
  • wind farm aerodynamics
  • energy conserving scheme
  • atmospheric boundary layer

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