Counter-rotating vortices from yawed wind turbines
Yawed wind turbines generate a counter-rotating vortex pair that deforms and deflects the wake downstream of the turbine. Understanding the generation and decay of this vortex pair is vital for realizing the potential for yawing to increase and regulate wind farm power production. My research seeks to understand the generation and decay of these vortices through large eddy simulations simulations and analytical approaches to simplified forms of the vorticity transport equation.

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