NUMERICAL MODELING OF TURBULENT FLOW INSIDE A WIND-DRIVEN PLANT WITH ALLOWANCE FOR THE FORCES ON THE IMPELLERS. A. Isaev,a P. A. Baranov,a A. E. Usachov,b V. V. Mitrofovich,b A. D. Kolosov,b and M. V. Ponomarevb UDC 532.517.4:526.048.3 The operating efficiency of a wind-driven plant based on a confuser-diffuser accelerator is evaluated within the framework of the multiblock approach to solution of steady-state Reynolds equations closed with the use of a two-parameter dissipative turbulence model. a Academy of Civil Aviation, 38 Pilotov Str., St. Petersburg, 196210, Russia; email: isaev@SI3612.spb.edu; b State Scientific-Research Center at the Prof. N. E. Zhukovskii Central Aero-Hydrodynamics Institute, 17 Radio Str., Moscow, 107005, Russia. Translated from Inzhenerno-Fizicheskii Zhurnal, Vol. 76, No. 6, pp. 45-48, November-December, 2003. Original article submitted April 9, 2003.