Assessment of synthetic winds through spectral modeling and validation using FAST

Abhijit Chougule, Hans-Georg Beyer, S.T. Kandukuri

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Abstract

In this paper, we analyse the simulated and measured wind data with respect to their spectral characteristics and their effect on wind turbine loads. The synthetic data is generated from a stochastic full-field turbulent wind simulator - TurbSim for neutral stability conditions. We first investigate a model for velocity spectra and, a coherence model, by comparing the model results with the measurements. In the second part we analyse the synthetic data via spectra and coherence for two cases; without and with adding coherent events. Finally, we compare wind turbine loads calculated by using FAST simulation of 5 MW reference wind turbine on the basis of simulated and measured data for the given mean wind speed.
Original languageEnglish
Article number753 042011
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Serie
Volume753
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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