Articles | Volume 17, issue 10
Development and technical paper
29 May 2024
Development and technical paper |  | 29 May 2024

Implementation of a Simple Actuator Disk for Large-Eddy Simulation in the Weather Research and Forecasting Model (WRF-SADLES v1.2) for wind turbine wake simulation

Hai Bui, Mostafa Bakhoday-Paskyabi, and Mohammadreza Mohammadpour-Penchah

Data sets

A case study of wind farm effects using two wake parameterizations in WRF (V3.7.1) in the presence of low level jets (Version 4) X. G. Larsén and J. Fischereit

Model code and software

Simple Actuator Disc for Large Eddy Simulation (SADLES) Creators Hai Bui

WRF-v4.3.1 and PALM-v21.10 Hai Bui

Short summary
We developed a new wind turbine wake model, the Simple Actuator Disc for Large Eddy Simulation (SADLES), integrated with the widely used Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model. WRF-SADLES accurately simulates wind turbine wakes at resolutions of a few dozen meters, aligning well with idealized simulations and observational measurements. This makes WRF-SADLES a promising tool for wind energy research, offering a balance between accuracy, computational efficiency, and ease of implementation.