A Review of Rapid Distortion Theory

A Review of Rapid Distortion Theory

Sudipta Lal Basu, Breiffni Fitzgerald, Søren R.K.Nielsen, Biswajit Basu

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Abstract. With the depleting non-renewable fuel sources like coal and an ever-increasing demand for energy, we need to start looking into renewable energy sources. These are of paramount importance for a sustainable and green future. Wind Energy is one of the most important sources of renewable energy. But, setting up a wind farm requires considerable land area and land acquisitions are often faced with legal hurdles. This necessitates setting up offshore wind turbines. But, when we talk about offshore wind farms, we need to address the age-old phenomenon: “Turbulence”. Presently, we are trying to develop enhanced controllers for wind farms which will increase the efficiency of the wind farms. The effects of rapidly changing wake aerodynamics i.e. breakdown of strong tip and hub vortices mixed up with low intensity turbulence in the inflow of the rotor and counter-rotation of the wake i.e. determinate velocity component in wake turbulence field will affect the overall performance of the wind farm. This paper provides a brief review on Rapid Distortion Theory (RDT) to model the turbulence.

Rapid Distortion Theory, Turbulence, Wind Energy, Wind Farms

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Citation: Sudipta Lal Basu, Breiffni Fitzgerald, Søren R.K.Nielsen, Biswajit Basu, A Review of Rapid Distortion Theory, Materials Research Proceedings, Vol. 20, pp 26-30, 2022

DOI: https://doi.org/10.21741/9781644901731-4

The article was published as article 4 of the book Floating Offshore Energy Devices

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