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Statistical analysis of kinetic energy entrainment in a model wind turbine array boundary layer
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10.1063/1.4761921
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Image of FIG. 1.
FIG. 1.

Diagram showing four quadrants and their nomenclature used in quadrant analysis of turbulent shear flows. is the streamwise velocity fluctuation (deviation from local mean), while is the vertical velocity fluctuation (positive is the normal direction away from the surface).

Image of FIG. 2.
FIG. 2.

Schematic diagram of conditional averaging domains used in “quadrant-hole” analysis of turbulent shear flows. (a) The traditional approach in which the threshold is identified at a constant level. (b) The “kinetic energy flux” quadrant hole analysis used here, with axes and so that lines of constant correspond to thresholds on .

Image of FIG. 3.
FIG. 3.

Schematic of streamwise and transverse measurement locations behind the middle turbine of the last row in model wind farm. Each filled circle indicates a location where 21 vertical measurements (along y-direction) were made. The circle indicates the measurement location at x/D = 5, the profile location at which most of the present analysis is performed.

Image of FIG. 4.
FIG. 4.

Profiles of the average streamwise velocities at eight streamwise locations in the turbine wake. Horizontal lines indicate the rotor wake area at y/D = 0.5 and y/D = 1.5 (D = 0.12 m).

Image of FIG. 5.
FIG. 5.

Profiles of stream-wise velocity variance at eight locations in the turbine wake. Horizontal lines indicate the rotor wake area.

Image of FIG. 6.
FIG. 6.

Profiles of the Reynolds shear stress at eight streamwise locations in the turbine wake. Horizontal lines indicate the rotor wake area.

Image of FIG. 7.
FIG. 7.

Profiles of the Reynolds stress (solid line) and correlation coefficient (dot-dashed line) at the selected x/D = 5 downstream location used for additional analysis. Horizontal lines indicate the rotor wake area.

Image of FIG. 8.
FIG. 8.

Profiles of contributions, , from each quadrant to the total Reynolds stress profile. The hole-size threshold, H, here is zero and all realizations of the stress are included. The sum of all quadrants (solid line, ) is also shown. Summing the contributions of the Reynolds stress profiles from all 4 quadrants recovers the profile depicted in Figure 7 .

Image of FIG. 9.
FIG. 9.

Profiles of contributions, , from each quadrant to the flux of turbulent kinetic energy, again with a hole-size threshold, H, of zero. The sum of all quadrants (solid line, ) is also shown. Each profile above is the product of the mean streamwise velocity, , and the respective profile of shown in Figure 8 . The net power entrained into the wake at the measurement location is the difference between F at the top and bottom of the rotor wake area (at and shown as horizontal lines).

Image of FIG. 10.
FIG. 10.

Quadrant stress fractions, , at four vertical locations: proximate to the wall (y/D = 0.042, solid line and circles), bottom of the wake (y/D = 0.458, dashed line and circles), top of the wake (y/D = 1.458, dot-dashed line and circles), and the above wake (y/D = 1.71, dotted line and circles). Hole size H is given in .

Image of FIG. 11.
FIG. 11.

Quadrant kinetic energy flux fractions, , at four vertical locations: proximate to the wall (y/D = 0.042), bottom of the wake (y/D = 0.458), top of the wake (y/D = 1.458), and above wake (y/D = 1.71). In this figure, the flux hole size is given in .

Image of FIG. 12.
FIG. 12.

Quadrant duration fractions, , at four vertical locations (legend is the same as in Figs. 10 and 11 ).

Image of FIG. 13.
FIG. 13.

Profiles of the fractional quadrant contributions to (surrogate) viscous dissipation. Taylor's hypothesis is used to approximate the spatial derivative using measured time derivatives of streamwise velocity.

Image of FIG. 14.
FIG. 14.

Cospectra of and fluctuations at vertical locations corresponding to the bottom-most hotwire location (y/D = 0.042), the bottom of the turbine wake (y/D = 0.458), the top of the turbine wake (y/D = 1.458), and the topmost hotwire position (y/D = 1.708). The figure omits the highest wavenumber range for clarity. The classic power-law slope line is shown for reference.

Image of FIG. 15.
FIG. 15.

Profile of the premultiplied cospectral density contributions to the flux of kinetic energy. The wavenumbers shown denote the center wavenumber of the corresponding wavenumber bins, over which the spectral density has been averaged. The bins have a width of around the indicated wavenumber location.

Image of FIG. 16.
FIG. 16.

Coherence spectra at the top and bottom wake locations. The line (Kolmogorov theory) is shown for reference.

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Scitation: Statistical analysis of kinetic energy entrainment in a model wind turbine array boundary layer
http://aip.metastore.ingenta.com/content/aip/journal/jrse/4/6/10.1063/1.4761921
10.1063/1.4761921
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