Instantaneous Response and Mutual Interaction between Wind Turbine and Flow

Søren Juhl Andersen*, Jens Nørkær Sørensen

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Abstract

The mutual fluid-structure interaction between wind turbine(s) and the highly turbulent flow deep inside a large wind farm is investigated in order to elucidate on how to implement and perform dynamic wind farm control. The study employs a fully coupled LES and aeroelastic framework, which provide time resolved flow and turbine response governed by a controller. The results show a large correlation between incoming flow and turbine response, which extends several radii upstream and could be utilized for turbine control by e.g. installing a lidar on top of the wind turbine. Similarly, the results are valuable for utilizing nacelle mounted lidars for power curve assessments in large wind farms. However, the correlations between turbine and wake flow as well as the dynamic wake position are low, which is potentially discouraging for attempts to do instantaneous yaw steering.
Original languageEnglish
Article number072011
Book seriesJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Volume1037
Issue number7
Number of pages10
ISSN1742-6596
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventThe Science of Making Torque from Wind 2018 - Politecnico di Milano (POLIMI), Milan, Italy
Duration: 20 Jun 201822 Jun 2018
Conference number: 7
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Conference

ConferenceThe Science of Making Torque from Wind 2018
Number7
LocationPolitecnico di Milano (POLIMI)
Country/TerritoryItaly
CityMilan
Period20/06/201822/06/2018
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