Code-to-code-to-experiment validation of LES-ALM wind farm simulators

C. Wang, A. Muñóz-Simon, G. Deskos, S. Laizet, R. Palacios, F. Campagnolo, C. L. Bottasso

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The aim of this work is to present a detailed code-to-code comparison of two Large-Eddy Simulation (LES) solvers. Corresponding experimental measurements are used as a reference to validate the quality of the CFD simulations. The comparison highlights the effects of solver order on the solutions, and it tries to answer the question of whether a high order solver is necessary to capture the main characteristics of a wind farm. Both solvers were used on different grids to study their convergence behavior. While both solvers show a good match with experimental measurements, it appears that the low order solver is more accurate and substantially cheaper in terms of computational cost.

Original languageEnglish
Article number062041
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number6
StatePublished - 22 Sep 2020
EventScience of Making Torque from Wind 2020, TORQUE 2020 - Virtual, Online, Netherlands
Duration: 28 Sep 20202 Oct 2020


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