On Stochastic Reduced-Order and LES-based Models of Offshore Wind Turbine Wakes
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Original versionJournal of Physics: Conference Series (JPCS). 2020, 1669, 012018 10.1088/1742-6596/1669/1/012018
In this paper, the primary objective is to investigate flow structures in the wake of wind turbines based on applying a truncated Proper Orthogonal Decomposition (POD) approach. This scheme decomposes the three-dimensional velocity fields produced by the high-fidelity PArallelized LES Model (PALM) into a number of orthogonal spatial modes and time-dependent weighting coefficients. PALM has been combined with an actuator disk model with rotation to incorporate the effects of a turbine array. The time-dependent deterministic weights from applying the POD scheme are replaced by stochastic weights, estimated from two independent stochastic techniques that aim to account for unresolved small-scale features for a number of POD modes. We then reconstruct the flow field by a small number of stochastic modes to investigate how well the applied stochastic methodologies can reproduce the flow field compared to the original LES results.