Articles | Volume 4, issue 4
Wind Energ. Sci., 4, 645–651, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-4-645-2019
Wind Energ. Sci., 4, 645–651, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-4-645-2019

Brief communication 02 Dec 2019

Brief communication | 02 Dec 2019

Brief communication: Wind-speed-independent actuator disk control for faster annual energy production calculations of wind farms using computational fluid dynamics

Maarten Paul van der Laan et al.

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AR by Paul van der Laan on behalf of the Authors (14 Sep 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (03 Oct 2019) by Carlo L. Bottasso
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (18 Oct 2019)
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (21 Oct 2019)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (30 Oct 2019) by Carlo L. Bottasso
ED: Publish as is (06 Nov 2019) by Jakob Mann(Chief Editor)
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Short summary
Wind farm layouts are designed by simple engineering wake models, which are fast to compute but also include a high uncertainty. Higher-fidelity models, such as Reynolds-averaged Navier–Stokes, can be used to verify optimized wind farm layouts, although the computational costs are high due to the large number of cases that are needed to calculate the annual energy production. This article presents a new wind turbine control method to speed up the high-fidelity simulations by a factor of 2–3.