On the turbulent flow models in modelling of omni-flow wind turbine

Yong Chen, Pei Ying, Yigeng Xu, Yuan Tian

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Abstract

The computational fluid dynamics (CFD) has a wide application in the wind energy industry. In CFD simulations, a turbulence model plays a significantly important role in accuracy and resource cost. In this paper, a novel wind turbine, omni-flow wind turbine, was investigated with different turbulence models. Four turbulence models, standard k-ε, realizable k-ε, standard k-ω and SST k-ω models, were employed for this wind turbine in order to assess the best numerical configuration. The performance of these four turbulence models was validated with wind tunnel tests. It is evident that the realizable k-ε turbulence model is most suitable to simulate this novel wind turbine.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe International Conference on Next Generation Wind Energy (ICNGWE2014)
Pages9.1-9.11
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2014
EventThe International Conference on Next Generation Wind Energy - the Universidad Europea de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Duration: 7 Oct 201410 Oct 2014

Conference

ConferenceThe International Conference on Next Generation Wind Energy
Abbreviated titleICNGWE 2014
Country/TerritorySpain
City Madrid
Period7/10/1410/10/14

Keywords

  • CFD
  • Turbulence model
  • Omni-flow wind turbine

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