Optimization of wind plant layouts using an adjoint approach
Ryan N. King et al.
Sensitivity Analysis of Wind Plant Performance to Key Turbine Design Parameters: A Systems Engineering ApproachK. Dykes, A. Ning, R. King, P. Graf, G. Scott, and P. S. Veers https://nwtc.nrel.gov/WISDEM
This paper demonstrates optimization of wind turbine locations within a utility-scale wind plant using a nonlinear flow model and gradient-based optimization techniques made possible through the use of adjoints. This represents a groundbreaking improvement in model fidelity and optimization efficiency for wind energy applications. The optimized wind farms demonstrate significant improvements in annual energy production with turbine layouts that take advantage of nonlinear flow curvature effects.
This paper demonstrates optimization of wind turbine locations within a utility-scale wind plant...