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Improvements to the ECN wind farm optimisation software "FarmFlow"
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ECN Wind Energy 10-6-2010
ECN report number: Document type:
ECN-M--10-055 Conference Paper
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Presented at: European Wind Energy Conference and Exhibition (EWEC), Warsaw, Poland, 20-23 april 2010.

The FarmFlow program is developed to calculate the windturbine wake effects of offshore windfarms, i.e. the reduction of the wind speed and the added turbulence behind the wind turbines. In the FarmFlow model the turbulence characteristics have been modified in the near wake regions behind the turbines. This has led to a significant increase of the accuracy of the wake loss simulations.
The improvements to the turbulence modeling are based on the extensive database of measurements at the ECN Wind Turbine Testsite Wieringermeer(EWTW).

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