Optimization-Based Calibration of FAST.Farm Parameters Against SOWFA

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Abstract

FAST.Farm is a medium-fidelity wind farm modeling tool that can be used to assess power and structural loads contributions of wind turbines in a wind farm. The objective of this paper is to undertake a calibration procedure to set the user-defined parameters of FAST.Farm to accurately represent results from large-eddy simulations. The results provide an in-depth analysis of the comparison of FAST.Farm and large-eddy simulations before and after calibration. The comparison of FAST.Farm and large-eddy simulation results are presented with respect to streamwise and radial velocity components as well as wake-meandering statistics (mean and standard deviation) in the lateral and vertical directions under different atmospheric and turbine operating conditions.

Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages16
DOIs
StatePublished - 2018
EventWind Energy Symposium, 2018 - Kissimmee, United States
Duration: 8 Jan 201812 Jan 2018

Conference

ConferenceWind Energy Symposium, 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityKissimmee
Period8/01/1812/01/18

Bibliographical note

See NREL/CP-5000-70533 for preprint

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/CP-5000-71325

Keywords

  • calibration
  • FAST Farm
  • large-eddy simulations
  • SOWFA
  • wake meandering
  • wind farms
  • wind modeling tool
  • yaw

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