Task 6 Study of Local Flow at Potential WECS Hill Sites

Overview

 

task_6.jpgTask 6 Study of Local Flow at Potential WECS Hill Sites


Duration: 1982-1984

Operating Agent: National Research Council of Canada, Canada

Participants: Canada, Denmark, Germany, New Zealand, the United Kingdom

Objectives: Measured the spatial characteristics of mean wind and turbulence over a typical WECS hill site and assessed the accuracy with which wind flow could be modeled physically and mathematically.

Progress and Achievements


The primary objective of this Task was to carry out a major co-operative field experiment to measure in detail the spatial characteristics of mean wind and turbulence over a typical WECS hill site, and to assess the accuracy with which the measured wind flow could be modelled physically (i.e. in wind tunnels) and mathematically.

As a general result of the Task an extensive, reliable full-scale data set was made available, describing mean flow and turbulence structure in atmospheric boundary layer flow over a typical WECS hill site. The data was used to validate mathematical and wind tunnel models. The models may be applied to candidate sites for screening or ranking purposes.