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Reference Number EP/N508524/1
Title SWEPT2
Status Completed
Energy Categories Renewable Energy Sources(Wind Energy) 100%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering) 100%
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Professor JM Graham
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Imperial College London
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 01 May 2015
End Date 30 April 2018
Duration 36 months
Total Grant Value £71,008
Industrial Sectors Energy
Region London
Programme Energy : Energy
Investigators Principal Investigator Professor JM Graham , Aeronautics, Imperial College London (100.000%)
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Objectives The SWEPT2 consortium is funded via 5 EPSRC grants and one InnovateUK award : see EP/N508500/1, EP/N508512/1, EP/N508524/1, EP/N508536/1, EP/N508548/1, and InnUK/102239/01

The SWEPT2 project aims to develop a sophisticated tool for modelling of wind turbine wakes and wake interactions. It is well known that present wake models are inadequate, especially for application to large offshore wind farms, and have led to wind farm designs with larger than expected wake losses. Improved wake models are essential for improved wind farm designs with improved energy yield. Validation of wake models is critical but difficult to undertake at full scale. By making use of LIDAR and full size turbines, the project aims to collect data on wakes that will provide confidence in the validation process.

The Imperial College contribution is to improve the understanding of the flow physics associated with largescale rotor wakes interacting with the turbulence in the atmospheric boundary layer and with downstream rotors. This isaimed at improving the turbulence modelling in the CFD calculations of flow through the whole wind park array of HAWTs. Comparisons with experimental measurements at laboratory scale and at full scale to help validation are intended

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