Welcome to my Atmosphere and Energy Research Group (AERG) page. We use numerical models to simulate atmospheric processes that are relevant to renewable energy, in particular wind energy.
These are the people that are or have been part of AERG:
- Chi Yan, PhD student, Physical Ocean Science and Engineering, 2014-current;
- Yang Pan, PhD student, Physical Ocean Science and Engineering, 2014-current;
- Niranjan Ghaisas, PostDoc, 2014-current;
- Adam Crosby, Undergraduate student, Environmental Science, 2013, 2014;
- Shengbai Xie, PhD candidate, Ocean Engineering, 2012-current;
- Sina Mirzaei Sefat, PostDoc, 2012-2013.
Our latest work is about simulating the effects of array layout choices on offshore wind farm performance using Large-Eddy Simulation, sponsored by the University of Delaware Research Foundation.
Below is an example of the turbulent wakes generated by an array of wind turbines at the Lillgrund offshore wind farm in Sweden. This is a horizontal cross-section of instantaneous 90-m wind speed for the control case with southwesterly wind.