Articles | Volume 6, issue 2
Wind Energ. Sci., 6, 585–599, 2021
Wind Energ. Sci., 6, 585–599, 2021

Research article 29 Apr 2021

Research article | 29 Apr 2021

Experimental investigation of wind turbine wake and load dynamics during yaw maneuvers

Stefano Macrí et al.

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This paper investigates the effect of misaligning a wind turbine on its wake deviation response and on the global load variation of a downstream wind turbine during a positive and negative yaw maneuver, representing a misalignment–realignment scenario. Yaw maneuvers could be used to voluntarily misalign wind turbines when wake steering control is targeted. The aim of this wind farm control strategy is to optimize the overall production of the wind farm and its lifetime.