Coupling a Mesoscale Numerical Weather Prediction Model with Large-Eddy Simulation for Realistic Wind Plant Aerodynamics Simulations (Poster)
Wind plant aerodynamics are influenced by a combination of microscale and mesoscale phenomena. Incorporating mesoscale atmospheric forcing (e.g., diurnal cycles and frontal passages) into wind plant simulations can lead to a more accurate representation of microscale flows, aerodynamics, and wind turbine/plant performance. Our goal is to couple a numerical weather prediction model that can represent mesoscale flow [specifically the Weather Research and Forecasting model] with a microscale LES model (OpenFOAM) that can predict microscale turbulence and wake losses.
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- Conference: Presented at the Symposium on Boundary Layers and Turbulence, 9-13 June 2014, Leeds, England; Related Information: NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)
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- National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO.
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- USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Wind and Water Power Technologies Office
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- United States
- 17 WIND ENERGY WIND PLANT AERODYNAMICS; NUMERICAL WEATHER PREDICTION; MESOSCALE FLOW; LARGE-EDDY SIMULATION; NREL
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