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EPSRC Reference: EP/N508512/1
Title: SWEPT2
Principal Investigator: Hancock, Dr PE
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Department: Mechanical Engineering Sciences
Organisation: University of Surrey
Scheme: Technology Programme
Starts: 01 May 2015 Ends: 30 April 2018 Value (£): 89,826
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Wind Power
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
Energy
Related Grants:
EP/N508500/1 EP/N508524/1 EP/N508536/1 EP/N508548/1
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Summary on Grant Application Form
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. Therefore,

the EnFlo Laboratory at the University of Surrey will use its specialist wind tunnel facility, the EnFlo stratified flow wind

tunnel, to make measurements on model wind turbines wakes, wake-wake and wake-turbine interactions, in a range of

wind flow conditions. The wind tunnel, one of the very few such facilities globally, is able to simulate stable and unstable

atmospheric wind flow. Atmospheric stability has a large affect on turbine wakes, and the controlled environment of the

laboratory allows more detailed studies than can be obtained from field measurements. One will complement and provide

checks on the other. Both will provide insight into the relevant physics and test-case data for the development of

computational prediction tools in the consortium.
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