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Validation of a quasi-steady wind farm flow model in the context of distributed control of the wind farm
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ECN Wind Energy 12-7-2010
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ECN-M--10-058 Conference Paper
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Presented at: The Science of Making Torque from Wind, Heraklion, Crete, Greece, 28-30 juni 2010.

This work presents validation of an intermediate version of a quasi-steady wind farm flow model which will be part of distributed control of a wind farm. In addition power and three load quantifiers as calculated by the model are demonstrated. It is concluded that differences between measurement and prediction are smaller than 2 m/s (wind speed) and 200 kW (power), measured minimum in wind speed and aerodynamic power at second or third turbine is not predicted, and main differences originate from un-modelled spatial variations in wind speed and too gradually modelled decay of wind speed.

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