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Microscale CFD Simulations of a Wind Energy Test Site in the Swabian Alps with Mesoscale Based Inflow Data

Letzgus, P.; El Bahlouli, A.; Leukauf, Daniel 1; Hofsäß, M.; Lutz, T.; Krämer, E.
1 Institut für Meteorologie und Klimaforschung (IMK), Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)


The current study describes analyses of the WINSENT wind energy test site located in complex terrain in Southern Germany by highly resolved numerical simulations. The resolved atmospheric turbulence is simulated with Delayed Detached Eddy Simulations by the flow solver FLOWer without consideration of the research wind turbines.

The mean inflow and wind direction of the analysed time period is provided by precursor simulations of project partners. The simulation model chain consists of three codes with different time scales and resolutions. The model chain provides a data transfer from mesoscale WRF simulations to OpenFOAM. As a next step OpenFOAM provides inflow data in the valley of the terrain site for the present FLOWer simulations, the code with the highest resolution in space and time. The mean velocity field provided by OpenFOAM is superimposed with fluctuations that are based on measurements to obtain the small turbulent scales within the FLOWer simulations, which the previous tools of the model chain can not resolve. Comparisons with the two already installed met masts clarify that the current FLOWer simulations provide an adequate agreement with measured data. ... mehr

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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000125766
Veröffentlicht am 06.11.2020
DOI: 10.1088/1742-6596/1618/6/062021
Zitationen: 4
Zitationen: 5
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Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Meteorologie und Klimaforschung – Atmosphärische Umweltforschung (IMK-IFU)
KIT-Zentrum Klima und Umwelt (ZKU)
Publikationstyp Proceedingsbeitrag
Publikationsjahr 2020
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 1742-6588
KITopen-ID: 1000125766
Erschienen in The Science of Making Torque from Wind (TORQUE) 2020, 28 September - 2 October 2020, online
Veranstaltung The Science of Making Torque from Wind (TORQUE 2020), Online, 28.09.2020 – 02.10.2020
Verlag Institute of Physics Publishing Ltd (IOP Publishing Ltd)
Seiten Art.-Nr.: 062021
Serie Journal of Physics: Conference Series ; 1618
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