Experimental study on power curtailment of three in-line turbines

2017-01-20
Bartl, Jan
Ostovan, Yasar
Uzol, Oğuz
Saetran, Lars
A dataset of wind tunnel power and wake flow measurements on a setup of three aligned model wind turbines is presented. The power outputs of the three turbines are in good agreement with measurements from a full-scale wind farm of similar inter-turbine spacing. A comparison of the wake flow behind the first row and the second row shows a significantly higher mean velocity loss behind the second row justifying a further power drop from the second to the third row turbine. Curtailing the front row turbine to smaller than rated tip speed ratios resulted in insignificant total power gains below 1%. Curtailments of both the first and second row turbine indicate that the best combined array power results are achieved for slightly lower than rated tip speed ratios. Although power curtailment is observed to have a rather small potential for power optimization of a wind farm, it could be an effective method for load distribution at constant farm power. (C) 2017 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.

Suggestions

Investigation of inertial support limits in wind turbines and the effects on the power system stability
Duymaz, Erencan; Keysan, Ozan; Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (2019)
In this study, the inertial support implementation is studied for variable speed wind turbines with a full-scale power electronics. To increase the active power as desired, Machine Side Converter is modified with an additional control loop. In the first part of the thesis, active power of the wind turbine is increased to the limits and the maximum achievable active power is found out to be restricted by the wind speed. It is found that the wind turbine can increase its output power by 40% of rated power in ...
Experimental Investigation of the Effects of Winglets on the Tip Vortex Behavior of a Model Horizontal Axis Wind Turbine Using Particle Image Velocimetry
Ostovan, Yasar; Akpolat, M. Tugrul; Uzol, Oğuz (2019-02-01)
This study presents an experimental investigation on the effects of winglets on the near wake flow around the tip region and on the tip vortex characteristics downstream of a 0.94 m diameter three-bladed horizontal axis wind turbine (HAWT) rotor. Phase-locked 2D particle image velocimetry (PIV) measurements are performed with and without winglets covering 120 deg of azimuthal progression of the rotor. The impact of using winglets on the flow field near the wake boundary as well as on the tip vortex characte...
Experimental investigation of the effects of tip-injection on the aerodynamic loads and wake characteristics of a model horizontal axis wind turbine rotor
Abdulrahim, Anas; Uzol, Oğuz; Department of Aerospace Engineering (2014)
In this study, tip injection is implemented on a model Horizontal Axis Wind Turbine (HAWT) rotor to investigate the power and thrust coefficient variations as well as the wake characteristics. The model wind turbine has a 0.95 m diameter 3-bladed rotor with non-linearly twisted and tapered blades that has NREL S826 profile. The nacelle, hub and the blades are specifically designed to allow pressurized air to pass through and get injected from the tips while the rotor is rotating. The experiments are perform...
Dynamic modelling and simulation of a wind turbine
Altuğ, Ayşe Hazal; Yavrucuk, İlkay; Department of Aerospace Engineering (2015)
In this thesis, a dynamic model for a horizontal axis wind turbine is developed for an upwind configuration using the MATLAB/Simulink environment. Blade Element Momentum Theory is used to model the rotor. It is assumed that the rotor blades are rigid and wind speed is uniform. Aerodynamic and gravitational forces are calculated as distributed loads. Verification of the model is done by using the LMS Samtech, Samcef for Wind Turbines software. Aerodynamic properties of the blades, sectional loads and moments...
Integration of Offshore Wind Farm Plants to the Power Grid using an HVDC line Transmission
Berkani, Abderrahmane; Pourkeivannour, Siamak; Negadi, Karim; Boumediene, Bachir; Allaoui, Tayeb; Ertan, Hulusi Bülent (2019-01-01)
This paper investigates an integration of Offshore Wind Farm Plants with Power Grid Based on an HVDC line Interconnection. Large offshore wind farms are installed in the North Sea area using modern multi-megawatt wind turbines. The Voltage source converter - high voltage direct current VSC-HVDC is a suitable means of integrating such large and distant offshore Wind Power Plants (WPP) which need long submarine cable transmission to the onshore grid. The offshore network then becomes very different from the c...
Citation Formats
J. Bartl, Y. Ostovan, O. Uzol, and L. Saetran, “Experimental study on power curtailment of three in-line turbines,” 2017, vol. 137, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/43735.