List of tasks with objectives, background and hypothesis of the project


The project concerns the mutual interaction between wind turbine aerodynamics, turbine wakes, terrain affected flow and atmospheric turbulence, which is not accounted for in state of the art modelling. This will be achieved by combining and exploring the knowledge and methodologies of leading national and international research groups within the fields of aerodynamics, computational fluid mechanics, atmospheric physics and wind energy. The project is partitioned into five clearly defined tasks: Rotor aerodynamics, wakes and clusters, wind farms, siting in complex terrain and atmospheric boundary layers. In all of the tasks the focus is on creating the methodologies to handle the mutual interaction between the ambient turbulence and the wind turbine.

The physical outcome of the project is a set of reliable and verified simulation tools, capable of bridging the multi-scale flow phenomena connected with operating wind turbines in the atmospheric boundary layer, and the application of these in the further development of wind energy. The overall aim of the activity is to manifest Denmark as the world leading player within

wind turbine aerodynamics and atmospheric turbulence, both with respect to research, technology and education.   

  • Summary with objectives, background and hypothesis of the project
  • Task1 : Rotor/ABL Aerodynamics
  • Task2 : Wind Turbine Wakes and Clusters
  • Task3 : Wind Farms
  • Task4 : Siting in Forested and Complex Terrain
  • Task5 : Atmospheric Boundary Layers