Investigation of the optimal position of wind sensors and wind turbines on a building: A computational fluid dynamics study

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Abstract

Most numerical studies on flow over buildings simplify the geometry of the roof and assume that it is flat. This may lead to misrepresentation of the flow as the roof of actual buildings contains some sort of roughness. In this study, the flow over the administrative building of Universiti Tenaga Nasional is investigated for multidirectional flow conditions. The actual topology of the building is gridded and simulated using the steady-state Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes equation. Four points at the top of the building are identified and the wind statistics at these designated locations at three different heights are investigated. The optimal location with the highest average wind speed and consistent wind speeds for all wind angles is identified and is earmarked as a potential location to install the wind turbine.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)756-761
Number of pages6
JournalIndonesian Journal of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Volume8
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01 Dec 2017

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Wind Turbine
Computational Fluid Dynamics
Wind turbines
Computational fluid dynamics
Sensor
Sensors
Wind Speed
Roofs
Optimal Location
Reynolds Equation
Roughness
Sort
Navier Stokes equations
Numerical Study
Navier-Stokes Equations
Simplify
Surface roughness
Topology
Statistics
Angle

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  • Signal Processing
  • Information Systems
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Control and Optimization
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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