Articles | Volume 3, issue 2
Wind Energ. Sci., 3, 767–790, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-3-767-2018
Wind Energ. Sci., 3, 767–790, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-3-767-2018
Research article
24 Oct 2018
Research article | 24 Oct 2018

From wind to loads: wind turbine site-specific load estimation with surrogate models trained on high-fidelity load databases

Nikolay Dimitrov et al.

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Wind energy site suitability assessment procedures often require estimating the loads a wind turbine will be subject to when installed. The estimation is often time-consuming and requires several iterations. We have developed a procedure for quick and accurate estimation of site-specific wind turbine loads. Our approach employs computationally efficient parametric models that are calibrated to high-fidelity load simulations. The result is a significant reduction in computation efforts.