State-space representation of the wind flow model in wind farms
Article first published online: 7 FEB 2013
Copyright © 2013 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Volume 17, Issue 4, pages 627–639, April 2014
How to Cite
Soleimanzadeh, M., Wisniewski, R. and Brand, A. (2014), State-space representation of the wind flow model in wind farms. Wind Energ., 17: 627–639. doi: 10.1002/we.1594
- Issue published online: 6 MAR 2014
- Article first published online: 7 FEB 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 18 DEC 2012
- Manuscript Revised: 14 DEC 2012
- Manuscript Received: 8 JUN 2011
- wind farm model;
- flow model;
- wind farm control
A dynamic model for the wind flow in wind farms is developed in this paper. The model is based on the spatial discretization of the linearized Navier–Stokes equation combined with the vortex cylinder theory. The spatial discretization of the model is performed using the finite difference method, which provides the state-space form of the dynamic wind farm model. The model provides an approximation of the behavior of the flow in the wind farm and obtains the wind speed in the vicinity of each wind turbine. Afterwards, the model is validated using measurement data of Energy research Center of the Netherlands’ Wind turbine Test site in Wieringermeer in the Netherlands and by employing the outcomes of two other wind flow models. The end goal of this work is to present the wind farm flow model by ordinary differential equations, to be applied in wind farm control algorithms along with load and power optimizations. Copyright © 2013 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.