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Application of particle image velocimetry to wind turbine wakes
Author(s): J. Whale; Craig Anderson
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Paper Abstract

Wind turbine performance is critically dependent on the geometry of the rotor wake. Acquisition of detailed wake data is of major importance for further development of wind turbine studies. This paper presents the results of a preliminary experimental study of the flow past a model turbine using Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV), a whole field velocimetry method, with a scanning beam system of flow illumination. The results strongly validate the PIV technique applied to studying wind turbine wakes. PIV provides the means whereby detailed full-field data can be obtained and an experimental data base for wake velocities and structure established.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 August 1993
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2052, Fifth International Conference on Laser Anemometry: Advances and Applications, (6 August 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.150563
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J. Whale, Univ. of Edinburgh (United Kingdom)
Craig Anderson, Univ. of Edinburgh (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2052:
Fifth International Conference on Laser Anemometry: Advances and Applications

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