FLUID DYNAMICS FOR WIND TURBINES IN FARMS AND SWEDISH FORESTS

Illustrated picture of fluid dynamics
Illustrated picture of fluid dynamics.

Computational Fluid Dynamics, CFD, is a large research area within STandUP for wind, with strong research environment both at Uppsala University and Royal Institute of Technology (KTH). The wind flow modelling group at Uppsala University, Campus Gotland focuses on the development of computational models to reproduce the environmental and operational conditions where wind farms are –or can be– located. KTH divison of Mechanics mainly focus on detailed aerodynamics, wake flows and wind tunnel experiments.

Aim: understanding of the physical features that characterize the dynamics of wind turbine wakes and their interactions with the terrain, the atmospheric boundary layer as well as with other turbines and wakes.

Focus: the development of models adequate to simulate wind flows and wak interaction in Swedish conditions.  

Wake dynamics: To reproduce the effect of the rotor on the incoming wind flow and its interaction with the blades To simulate the performance of the rotor, loads and aerolastic effects To study the stability of the wake by means of the observation of trailing tip vortices
Wake dynamics:
•To reproduce the effect of the rotor on the incoming wind flow and its interaction with the blades
•To simulate the performance of the rotor, loads and aerolastic effects
•To study the stability of the wake by means of the observation of trailing tip vortices.

DiVA archive for scientific publications.
Publications and doctoral dissertations Uppsala University 
Publications and doctoral dissertations KTH Royal Institute of Technology 
Publications and doctoral dissertations Luleå University of Technology

Last modified: 2021-04-28