This study develops general guidelines for the arraignment of wind screens and estimates of their effectiveness through a combined program including field testing of a full-scale utility ACC coupled with physical (wind tunnel) and computational (CFD) modeling of the field conditions. Continuous field measurements of ACC and plant performance, ambient conditions, and air velocity and temperature around and under the ACC are being made for a one-year period. The wind tunnel and CFD results will be calibrated and validated with the field data. The models will then be used to explore other situations in an attempt to provide general guidelines for wind screen design and arrangement.

15-07: Wind Barrier Effectiveness on Aircooled Condensers