Design and analysis of a wake model for spatially heterogeneous flow
Alayna Farrell et al.
Model code and software
NREL/floris: v2.3 (Version v2.3)R. M. Mudafort, P. Fleming, C. J. Bay, E. Simley, N. Hamilton, P. Bachant, K. Fleming, J. King, E. Quon, P. J. Stanley, R. Hammond, B. Doekemeijer, D. Bensason, J. Schreiber, K. S. Seim, S. Sortland, T. Martinez, A. Farrell, and Zerweck https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4730981
Most current wind turbine wake models struggle to accurately simulate spatially variant wind conditions at a low computational cost. In this paper, we present an adaptation of NREL's FLOw Redirection and Induction in Steady State (FLORIS) wake model, which calculates wake losses in a heterogeneous flow field using local weather measurement inputs. Two validation studies are presented where the adapted model consistently outperforms previous versions of FLORIS that simulated uniform flow only.
Most current wind turbine wake models struggle to accurately simulate spatially variant wind...