Turbine-wake interactions among wind turbine array significantly affect the efficiency of wind farms. Yaw angle control is one of the potential ways to increase the total power generation of wind plants, but the sensitivity of such control strategy to atmospheric stability is rarely studied. In the present work, large-eddy simulation of a two-turbine configuration under convective atmospheric boundary layer is performed, with different yaw angles for the front one, the effect of turbine induced forces on the flow field is modeled by actuator line. Emphasis is placed on wake characteristics and aerodynamic performance. Simulation results reveal that atmospheric stability has a considerable impact on the behavior of wind turbine, wake deflection on the horizontal hub height plane for yawed wind turbine is relatively small, compared with the result of the empirical wake model proposed for wind turbine operating in the neutral stratification, which is attributed to the higher ambient turbulence intensity and large variance of wind direction in the convective condition. And associated with the smaller wake deflection, the total power production does not increase as expected when yawing the upstream turbine. In addition, due to the existence of great quantities of disorganized coherent turbulent structures in the unstable condition, the yaw bearing moment experienced by the downstream wind turbine increases dramatically, even if the rotor plane of the first turbine is perpendicular to the inflow direction.

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