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Dynamic loads in wind farms II

Objective

This project is a successor to Dynamic Loads in Wind Farms I, which was undertaken under the Joule I framework.

The objectives of the project are:
- To provide draft guidelines for the loading and response of wind turbines ope in simple terrain.
- To take the first step in investigating the behaviour of wind turbines in semi-complex, undulating terrain and in complex terrain.
- To identify the differences in loading experienced by machines in different types of terrain and lay the foundations for the development of guidelines for the design loads in wind farms in general.


That project has now come to a satisfactory conclusion and has highlighted several areas which require future work : guidelines for the design of wind farms in simple terrain, better understanding of multiple wakes, preliminary investigation of wind turbines in complex terrain. The project aims to tackle all three of these issues by collaborative work undertaken by Dutch, British, Greek and Swedish partners. This collaboration offers a wide range of conditions and machines and a high quality of monitoring systems. The full scale measurements will be complemented by the re-analysis of detailed wind tunnel measurements undertaken under previous British projects. The measured data will be analysed and used to improve our predictive methods for assessing the performance of wind turbines operating in wind farms in different terrain.

The project addresses a European-wide problem, using a European-wide team. Each member has specialist knowledge and access to an instrumented wind farm.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

GARRAD HASSAN AND PARTNERS LTD
Address
Saint Vincent Works, Silverthorne Lane
BS2 0QD Bristol
United Kingdom

Participants (4)

Centre for Renewable Energy Sources
Greece
Address
Km 19Th,marathonos Avenue
19009 Pikermi Attiki
ENERGY RESEARCH CENTRE OF THE NETHERLANDS
Netherlands
Address
Westerduinweg 3
Petten
FFA - THE AERONAUTICAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF SWEDEN
Sweden
Address
12-14,Ranhammarsvaegen 12-14
161 11 Bromma
KEMA NEDERLAND BV
Netherlands
Address
Utrechtseweg 310
9035 Arnhem