Power Curves in a Wind Turbine Array: A Numerical Study

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    The impact of measuring a power curve inside a wind turbine array is investigated using computational fluid dynamics. The array consists of five aligned rotors that yaw with the free-stream wind direction. The flow-field in front of a wind turbine array changes with wind direction and hence the individual power output of each turbine. By incorporating the current IEC standards on power performance measurements, the bias in the power performance of turbines in an array over an isolated rotor is determined. The power change
    depends on the position of the turbine in the array and reaches maximally 9.03% and minimally -0.84%.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication date2016
    Number of pages1
    Publication statusPublished - 2016
    EventWindEurope Summit 2016 - Congress Center Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
    Duration: 27 Sept 201629 Sept 2016


    ConferenceWindEurope Summit 2016
    LocationCongress Center Hamburg
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    Poster presented at Wind Europe 2016


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