WAKE EFFECT IMPACTS ON THE ENERGY PRODUCTION OF THREE WIND TURBINES IN CLOSE CONFIGURATION
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
With the rapid expansion of offshore wind power capacity in the world in the last decade, innovative offshore solutions are designed in order to meet the upcoming power capacity installations. As in all other energy sectors, offshore wind power has certain conditions that have to be met to increase the efficacy of the outcome.In this thesis, wake effect impact on the production results of Hexicon AB’s innovative floating and rotating offshore wind power platform project with 3 turbines located in the southern part of Sweden are analyzed through the application of “Analytical wake models” and the “Actuator Disc method”, with the help of WindSim.The results of Analytical models and Actuator Disc method were found to be independent of one another. Even though analytical wake models did not find any wake effect impact among the turbines, the results can be considered as logical. However, the Actuator Disc method created unexpected results which might stem from the WindSim – AD combination. It is therefore recommended to further explore these scenarios with other (more) advanced simulation tools.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 74 p.
Actuator Disc, Wind Power, WindSim, Wake Effect, CFD, Offshore Wind Power, Analytical Wake Models, Wake Impact Analysis, Wind Energy, Offshore Wind Farm
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-256007OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-256007DiVA: diva2:824300
Master Programme in Wind Power Project Management
Breton, Simon-Philippe, Associate Professor DoctorSimisiroglou, Nikolaos, Doctor of Philosophy Candidate
Sørensen, Jens Nørkær, Professor Doctor