This research focuses on the computational fluid dynamics simulation of near wind turbine wake. Three dimensional wind turbine model is built based on S809 airfoil data [1]. Three different turbulence models are used and compared. They are Realizable k-ε model, SST k-ω model, and Large Eddy Simulation (LES) model. The simulation results from different turbulence models are compared with the NREL Phase VI experiment data. Different boundary conditions, including neutral and unstable conditions, were adopted in the simulation to analyze their influence on wake flow. Updraft and downdraft are considered in this part. Overall numerical results match well with the experiment data. The discussion also compares wind turbine wake under different atmospheric boundary conditions.

This content is only available via PDF.
You do not currently have access to this content.