Articles | Volume 2, issue 1
Research article
02 Jun 2017
Research article |  | 02 Jun 2017

Atmospheric turbulence affects wind turbine nacelle transfer functions

Clara M. St. Martin, Julie K. Lundquist, Andrew Clifton, Gregory S. Poulos, and Scott J. Schreck


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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (07 Apr 2017) by Horia Hangan
AR by Clara St. Martin on behalf of the Authors (16 Apr 2017)  Author's response   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (19 Apr 2017) by Horia Hangan
ED: Publish as is (24 Apr 2017) by Gerard J.W. van Bussel (Chief editor)
AR by Clara St. Martin on behalf of the Authors (27 Apr 2017)
Short summary
We use upwind and nacelle-based measurements from a wind turbine and investigate the influence of atmospheric stability and turbulence regimes on nacelle transfer functions (NTFs) used to correct nacelle-mounted anemometer measurements. This work shows that correcting nacelle winds using NTFs results in similar energy production estimates to those obtained using upwind tower-based wind speeds. Further, stability and turbulence metrics have been found to have an effect on NTFs below rated speed.
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