How Does Inow Veer Affect the Veer of a Wind-Turbine Wake? Article No. 012068

Antonia Englberger, Julie Lundquist

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Stably stratified flow conditions often exhibit wind veer, or a change of wind direction with height. When wind turbines experience this veered flow, the resulting wake structure tends to exhibit a stretching into an ellipsoid, rather than a symmetric shape or a curled shape. Observational studies suggest that the magnitude of wake veer is less than the veer of the inflow, whereas large-eddy simulations with actuator disk models and actuator line models suggest a range of relationships between inflow veer and wake veer. Here we present a series of large-eddy simulations with a range of veer shapes, a range of magnitudes of veer, a range of wind speeds, and both rotational directions of the wind-turbine rotor investigating the effect on the wake deflection angle. These results can guide the application of wake steering in stably stratified flow.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
StatePublished - 2020

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/JA-5000-77154


  • large-eddy simulation
  • magnitudes
  • veer shapes
  • wake structure
  • wind turbines
  • wind veer


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