Computational and Experimental Study on the effect of flow field distortion on the accuracy of the measurements made by anemometers on the Fino3 Meteorological mast

Matthew Stickland, Thomas Scanlon, Sylvie Fabre

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Abstract

This paper reports on the experimental and computational modelling of the flow field around the FINO3 mast and provides an estimate of the amount of distortion that might be expected on instrumentation mounted on such a large structure. The open source C++ toolbox OpenFOAM was used for the CFD analysis. In order to validate the CFD model, experimental work was carried out in an open section wind tunnel using hot wire anemometry to measure the velocity profile around a sub-scale model of part of the FINO3 mast. The experimental data are in good agreement with the data from the CFD simulation

Conference

ConferenceEWEA Offshore 2011: Moving Ahead of the Energy Curve
CountryNetherlands
CityAmsterdam
Period29/11/111/12/11

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Anemometers
Flow fields
Computational fluid dynamics
Wind tunnels
Wire

Keywords

  • flow field
  • Fino3 mast
  • computational modelling
  • CFD analysis
  • OpenFOAM

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Stickland, M., Scanlon, T., & Fabre, S. (2011). Computational and Experimental Study on the effect of flow field distortion on the accuracy of the measurements made by anemometers on the Fino3 Meteorological mast. Poster session presented at EWEA Offshore 2011: Moving Ahead of the Energy Curve, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Stickland, Matthew ; Scanlon, Thomas ; Fabre, Sylvie. / Computational and Experimental Study on the effect of flow field distortion on the accuracy of the measurements made by anemometers on the Fino3 Meteorological mast. Poster session presented at EWEA Offshore 2011: Moving Ahead of the Energy Curve, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
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Computational and Experimental Study on the effect of flow field distortion on the accuracy of the measurements made by anemometers on the Fino3 Meteorological mast. / Stickland, Matthew; Scanlon, Thomas; Fabre, Sylvie.

2011. Poster session presented at EWEA Offshore 2011: Moving Ahead of the Energy Curve, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

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Stickland M, Scanlon T, Fabre S. Computational and Experimental Study on the effect of flow field distortion on the accuracy of the measurements made by anemometers on the Fino3 Meteorological mast. 2011. Poster session presented at EWEA Offshore 2011: Moving Ahead of the Energy Curve, Amsterdam, Netherlands.