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Wind Energy Science The interactive open-access journal of the European Academy of Wind Energy
Wind Energ. Sci., 2, 317-328, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-2-317-2017
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Research articles
19 Jun 2017
Vortex particle-mesh simulations of vertical axis wind turbine flows: from the airfoil performance to the very far wake
Philippe Chatelain et al.
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AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (10 Apr 2017) by Carlo L. Bottasso  
AR by Philippe Chatelain on behalf of the Authors (10 Apr 2017)  Author's response  Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (14 Apr 2017) by Carlo L. Bottasso
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (22 Apr 2017)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (15 May 2017)  
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (16 May 2017) by Carlo L. Bottasso  
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (16 May 2017) by Jakob Mann (Chief Editor)  
AR by Philippe Chatelain on behalf of the Authors (18 May 2017)  Author's response  Manuscript
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Short summary
Vertical axis wind turbines (VAWTs) operate through inherently unsteady aerodynamics, unlike their horizontal axis counterparts (HAWTs). This greatly affects the structure of the wake, i.e., the region of velocity deficit and increased turbulence downstream of the machine. In this work, we use an advanced vortex method to identify the flow structures and instabilities at work in the decay of a VAWT wake, a crucial step if one wishes to optimize this decay or perform the design of VAWT farms.
Vertical axis wind turbines (VAWTs) operate through inherently unsteady aerodynamics, unlike...
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