Articles | Volume 3, issue 1
Research article
06 Mar 2018
Research article |  | 06 Mar 2018

A control-oriented dynamic wind farm model: WFSim

Sjoerd Boersma, Bart Doekemeijer, Mehdi Vali, Johan Meyers, and Jan-Willem van Wingerden

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Cited articles

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Boersma, S., Gebraad, P. M. O., Vali, M., Doekemeijer, B. M., and van Wingerden, J. W.: A control-oriented dynamic wind farm flow model: “WFSim”, J. Phys. Conf. Ser.,, 2016a.
Short summary
Controlling the flow within wind farms to reduce the fatigue loads and provide grid facilities such as the delivery of a demanded power is a challenging control problem due to the underlying time-varying non-linear wake dynamics. In this paper, a control-oriented dynamical wind farm model is presented and validated with high-fidelity wind farm models. In contrast to the latter models, the model presented in this work is computationally efficient and hence suitable for online wind farm control.