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Multiscale modelling for wind farm design, performance assessment and loading

Objective

The wind industry is developing wind turbines and airborne wind energy devices which span altitudes well above the well-studied surface layer. A full understanding of the unsteady inflow conditions which drive loads and performance at these altitudes is lacking. MERIDIONAL will provide a comprehensively validated tool chain based on an open-source platform which will draw on an integrated knowledge and data hub to allow the efficient and accurate assessment of the performance and loads experienced by onshore, offshore, and airborne wind energy systems. This tool chain can be used for component, device and plant level planning and operation. It will consist of models which can capture the unsteady time-resolved inflow structures which drive performance and loads within the wind plant, incorporating inter and intra farm turbine interactions. Inflow conditions will be analysed and modelled beyond the surface layer to capture the conditions within and above the atmospheric boundary layer. This is critical to a full understanding of the loads and performance of wind farms and airborne wind energy devices. Model validation will be underpinned by a range of high quality and unique datasets drawing on high-fidelity simulations, and kite-borne, lidar, drone and mast measurements from field test campaigns in complex terrain, offshore and airborne. The strength of the tool chain results from developing different models for different situations, using higher order approaches (e.g. meso and microscale LES) when required and lower order models (physics or data-driven) where these are sufficient to accurately predict loads and performance. The knowledge and data hub will allow users of the tool chain to draw on a wide range of existing and project-generated measurement and simulation data to allow site specific analysis to be carried out at any location. MERIDIONAL allows stakeholders to increase wind plant efficiency and reduce material costs through less conservative design.

Coordinator

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Net EU contribution
€ 1 273 217,50
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
Netherlands

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Region
West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Delft en Westland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00

Participants (10)

DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
Net EU contribution
€ 998 250,00
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby

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Region
Danmark Hovedstaden Københavns omegn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 702 158,75
Address
Arcisstrasse 21
80333 Muenchen

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Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 444 375,00
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano

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Region
Nord-Ovest Lombardia Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITY OF STUTTGART
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 1 151 811,00
Address
Keplerstrasse 7
70174 Stuttgart

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Region
Baden-Württemberg Stuttgart Stuttgart, Stadtkreis
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,25
FONDAZIONE ICONS
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 309 937,50
Address
Piazza Della Vittoria 1
26900 Lodi

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Region
Nord-Ovest Lombardia Lodi
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 0,00
WHIFFLE BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 149 250,00
Address
Molengraaffsingel 12
2629 JD Delft

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Delft en Westland
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
AIRBORNE WIND EUROPE
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 174 125,00
Address
Avenue De La Renaissance 1
1000 Bruxelles

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Region
Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 0,00
ENEVATE BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 243 093,75
Address
Mekelweg 4
2628 CD Delft

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Delft en Westland
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
KITEKRAFT GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 271 750,00
Address
Claude-dornier Strasse 1 Gebaude 4 Co Azo Anwendun Oberpfaffnhofen
82234 Webling

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Bayern Oberbayern Starnberg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
KITENERGY SOCIETA A RESPONSABILITA LIMITATA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 278 900,00
Address
Via Giovanni Servais 176/2
10146 Torino

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Nord-Ovest Piemonte Torino
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00

Partners (1)

National Renewable Energy Laboratory
United States
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Nrel Denver West Parkway
80401 Golden

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
No data