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Optimal distribution width for ALM in LES for (NEW) MEXICO experiment


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Nathan, J., Masson, C. et Dufresne, L.. 2018. « Optimal distribution width for ALM in LES for (NEW) MEXICO experiment ». In The Science of Making Torque from Wind (TORQUE 2018) (Milan, Italy, June 20-22, 2018) Coll. « Journal of Physics: Conference Series », vol. 1037. 072026.

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The Actuator Line Method exists for more than a decade and has become a well established choice for simulating wind rotors in computational fluid dynamics. Numerous implementations exist and are used in the wind energy research community. A crucial parameter of this method is the distribution width used to distribute the blade forces in the domain in order to attain numerical stability but also to apply the force term over a length which makes physically sense. In this work the implementation is verified with results from the (NEW) MEXICO experiment and the optimal distribution width is found by setting the global torque as target variable.

Item Type: Conference proceeding
ISBN: 1742-6596
Masson, Christian
Dufresne, Louis
Affiliation: Génie mécanique, Génie mécanique
Date Deposited: 30 Jul 2018 15:01
Last Modified: 12 Jul 2019 20:28

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