Studies on numerical site calibration over complex terrain for wind turbines

Daisuke Matsushita, Hikaru Matsumiya, Yoshinori Hara, Satoshi Watanabe, Akinori Furukawa

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The estimation of wind turbine performance over complex terrain is very difficult because of the document of standard IEC61400-12 is adapted for flat or slightly complex topography. And the cost of constructing a meteorological mast is higher with scaling wind turbine up. We have proposed a numerical site calibration (NSC) technique in order to estimate the inflow velocity at the position of wind turbine by using CFD tool to calculate the flow field around the site. The present paper shows the problems for the procedure of NSC in which a commercial nonlinear CFD tool and the improvement method are used to gain a more accurate result. It is clarified that the wind turbine performance which is estimated by using the wind speed on the meteorological mast has a good result for annual energy production.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8-12
Number of pages5
JournalScience China Technological Sciences
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Materials Science
  • General Engineering


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