High resolution wind turbine wake measurements with a scanning lidar: Paper

T. G. Herges, D. C. Maniaci, B. T. Naughton, Torben Krogh Mikkelsen, Mikael Sjöholm

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Abstract

High-resolution lidar wake measurements are part of an ongoing field campaign being conducted at the Scaled Wind Farm Technology facility by Sandia National Laboratories and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory using a customized scanning lidar from the Technical University of Denmark. One of the primary objectives is to collect experimental data to improve the predictive capability of wind plant computational models to represent the response of the turbine wake to varying inflow conditions and turbine operating states. The present work summarizes the experimental setup and illustrates several wake measurement example cases. The cases focus on demonstrating the impact of the atmospheric conditions on the wake shape and position, and exhibit a sample of the data that has been made public through the Department of Energy Atmosphere to Electrons Data Archive and Portal.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWake Conference 2017
Number of pages11
Volume854
Publication date2017
Article number012021
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017
SeriesJournal of Physics: Conference Series
ISSN1742-6596

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