Wind Energy Modeling and Simulation
Volume 1: Atmosphere and plant
In order to optimise the yield of wind power from existing and future wind plants, the entire breadth of the system of a plant, from the wind field to the turbine components, needs to be modelled in the design process. The modelling and simulation approaches used in each subsystem as well as the system-wide solution methods to optimize across subsystem boundaries are described in this reference. Chapters are written by technical experts in each field, describing the current state of the art in modelling and simulation for wind plant design. This comprehensive, two-volume research reference will provide long-lasting insight into the methods that will need to be developed for the technology to advance into its next generation.
Volume 1 covers the computing challenges in full turbine modelling, then discusses bridging scales in the atmosphere and turbulence modelling, wind forecasting, wind plant flow, and plant level controller design.
About the Editors
Paul Veers is the Chief Engineer at NREL's National Wind Technology Center. He has led research on wind energy systems, including atmospheric turbulence simulation, fatigue analysis, reliability, structural dynamics, aeroelastic tailoring of blades, and the evaluation of design requirements. Paul has authored over 70 articles, papers, book chapters, and reports, and for twelve years was the Chief Editor for Wind Energy.