Articles | Volume 3, issue 1
Wind Energ. Sci., 3, 409–425, 2018
Wind Energ. Sci., 3, 409–425, 2018

Research article 18 Jun 2018

Research article | 18 Jun 2018

Towards practical dynamic induction control of wind farms: analysis of optimally controlled wind-farm boundary layers and sinusoidal induction control of first-row turbines

Wim Munters and Johan Meyers

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Short summary
Wake interactions in wind farms result in power losses for downstream turbines. We aim to mitigate these losses through coordinated control of the induced slowdown of the wind by each turbine. We further analyze results from earlier work towards the utilization of such control strategies in practice. Coherent vortex shedding is identified and mimicked by a sinusoidal control. The latter is shown to increase power in downstream turbines and is robust to turbine spacing and turbulence intensity.