Articles | Volume 5, issue 4
Research article
08 Oct 2020
Research article |  | 08 Oct 2020

Wind tunnel testing of wake steering with dynamic wind direction changes

Filippo Campagnolo, Robin Weber, Johannes Schreiber, and Carlo L. Bottasso


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AR by Carlo L. Bottasso on behalf of the Authors (27 Jul 2020)  Author's response   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (18 Aug 2020) by Horia Hangan
ED: Publish as is (19 Aug 2020) by Jakob Mann (Chief editor)
AR by Carlo L. Bottasso on behalf of the Authors (20 Aug 2020)  Manuscript 
Short summary
The performance of an open-loop wake-steering controller is investigated with a new wind tunnel experiment. Three scaled wind turbines are placed on a large turntable and exposed to a turbulent inflow, resulting in dynamically varying wake interactions. The study highlights the importance of using a robust formulation and plant flow models of appropriate fidelity and the existence of possible margins for improvement by the use of dynamic controllers.
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