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Wind Energ. Sci., 4, 451–463, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-4-451-2019
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Wind Energ. Sci., 4, 451–463, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-4-451-2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 29 Aug 2019

Research article | 29 Aug 2019

First identification and quantification of detached-tip vortices behind a wind energy converter using fixed-wing unmanned aircraft system

Moritz Mauz et al.
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UAS systems provide in situ measurements of turbulence and wind conditions. In the presented paper, the tip vortex generated by wind energy converters (WECs) is measured by a fixed-wing UAS and compared to an analytical model as well as a literature value. The results show good agreement. The presented method is a basis for future measurement campaigns to compare UAS measurements with numerical simulations of WEC wakes.
UAS systems provide in situ measurements of turbulence and wind conditions. In the presented...
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