Articles | Volume 6, issue 3
Wind Energ. Sci., 6, 737–758, 2021
Wind Energ. Sci., 6, 737–758, 2021
Research article
28 May 2021
Research article | 28 May 2021

Design and analysis of a wake model for spatially heterogeneous flow

Alayna Farrell et al.

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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.