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Title: Wake Flow Simulations for a Mid-Sized Rim Driven Wind Turbine

The onshore land where wind farms with conventional wind turbines can be places is limited by various factors including a requirement for relatively high wind speed for turbines' efficient operations. Where such a requirement cannot be met, mid-and small-sized turbines can be a solution. In the current paper simulations for near and for wakes behind a mid-sized Rim Driven Wind Turbine developed by Keuka Energy LLC is analyzed. The purposes of this study is to better understand the wake structure for more efficient wind farm planning. Simulations are conducted with the commercial CFD software STARCCM+
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Journal Name: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
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Idaho National Laboratory (INL)
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United States
17 WIND ENERGY; Wind Turbine Wake Flow Simulations