LESGO’s flexibility to simulate atmospheric boundary layers, explore various subgrid scale models, and specify different inflow conditions, is complemented by the wind turbine modeling features. LESGO includes two wind turbine models:
The actuator disk model without rotation is well suited for large arrays with coarse grid resolution. It can be activated by setting the flag “USE_TURBINES” to true in “CMakeLists.txt”.
The actuator line/sector model provides a more accurate turbine model. While the actuator line/sector model can also be used for large arrays, finer grid resolutions are needed compared to the actuator disk model. To activate the actuator line/sector model, set the flag “USE_ATM” to true in “CMakeLists.txt”.