LiDAR measurements of full scale wind turbine wake characteristics

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Full scale wind speed measurements, recorded inside the wake of an operating 2MW/80m wind turbine,has been performed during the spring 2009, as part of the EU-TOPFARM project. Longitudinal wind speeds in wake cross sections are measured with a LiDAR system mounted in the rear of the nacelle. The experimental setup, the amount of data, preliminary analysis and limitations of using LIDAR measurements to identify the wake dynamics will be presented. Resolving the wake in the meandering frame of reference further allows for identification of the wake characteristics both in terms of wake deficit and wake turbulence.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationExtended Abstracts for Euromech Colloquium 508 : Wind Turbine Wakes
Number of pages95
Place of PublicationIndustriales Universidad Politechnica de Madrid
PublisherSección de Publiaciones de la Escuela Téchnica Superior de Ingenieros Industriales. Universidad Politechnica de Madrid.
Publication date2009
ISBN (Print)978-84-7484-220-3
Publication statusPublished - 2009
EventEUROMECH Colloquium 508 on Wind Turbine Wakes - Madrid, Spain
Duration: 20 Oct 200922 Oct 2009


ConferenceEUROMECH Colloquium 508 on Wind Turbine Wakes


  • wind turbine
  • Wind energy
  • wakes
  • Aeroelastic Design
  • wind farm


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