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 Sep 201629 Sep 2016


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


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