Optimal Operations of Wind Plants and Fatigue Load Mitigation via Novel Control Strategies
The interaction between atmospheric boundary layer and wind turbines and their wake diffusion are difficult to model using analytical means. Accurate predictive methods are crucial for turbine siting, optimizing the power output, and reducing fatigue loads, because these are important drivers that determine power performance and levelized cost of energy (LCOE). Because the accuracy is critical to assessing the merits of a wind power plant's layout, further studies are needed to investigate the wind turbine performance deficits throughout the multi-turbine platform wind plant. The proposed study will initially investigate the interaction between a single turbine with various wind speeds and atmospheric stabilities using the Simulator fOr Wind Farm Applications (SOWFA). This tool provides the basic understanding of physical processes within wind power plants that influence both power production and structural loading of turbines. The proposed project will focus on the turbine-to-turbine wake interaction and the associated fatigue loads incurred by the upstream wakes for a multi-turbine single floating platform configuration.
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