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Understanding the interaction of wind farms and turbulent atmospheric boundary layer in a large eddy simulation framework: from periodic to LIDAR based data driven cases

Abstract This thesis focuses on an improved understanding of the dynamics at different length scales of wind farms in an atmospheric boundary layer (ABL) using a series of visualization studies and Fourier, wavelet based spectral analysis using high fidelity large eddy simulation (LES). For this purpose, a robust LES based neutral ABL model at very high Reynolds number has been developed using a high order spectral element method which has been validated against the previous literature. This ABL methodology has been used as a building block to drive large wind turbine arrays or wind farms residing inside the boundary layer as documented in the subsequent work. Studies conducted in the thesis involving massive periodic wind farms with neutral ABL hav... (more)
Created Date 2018
Contributor Chatterjee, Tanmoy (Author) / Peet, Yulia T. (Advisor) / Adrian, Ronald J. (Committee member) / Calhoun, Ronald J. (Committee member) / Huang, Huei-Ping (Committee member) / Moustaoui, Mohamed (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Mechanical engineering / Computational physics / k-inverse Scaling / Large Eddy Simulation / Mean Kinetic Energy Flux / Neutral Atmospheric Boundary Layer / Premultiplied Spectra / Wind Farms
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 303 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Mechanical Engineering 2018
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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Description Turbulent flow past a large periodic wind farm