Yaw induced wake deflection - a full-scale validation study

G.C. Larsen*, S. Ott, J. Liew, M.P. van der Laan, E. Simon, G. R.Thorsen, P. Jacobs

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Aerodynamic wake interactions between turbines located in wind power plants
cause both a loss in power production and an increase in fatigue loading of the wind farm turbines. Yaw induced active wake deflection is one possible wind farm control strategy, which can be applied to mitigate wake effects on nearby downstream located wind turbines. In the present study three flow models of different fidelities are applied to mimic a full-scale study of wake deflection recorded by an advanced synchronised setup of two long-range pulsed scanning lidars. The investigated case studies encompass a base case with (approximately) zero yaw setting supplemented by two non-zero yaw cases of 17.5º and -14.5°, respectively. The model results are compared mutually as well as with the result of the full-scale measurement campaign.
Original languageEnglish
Article number062047
Book seriesJournal of Physics - Conference Series
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 2020
EventTORQUE 2020 - Online event, Netherlands
Duration: 28 Sep 20202 Oct 2020


ConferenceTORQUE 2020
LocationOnline event
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