Lidar measurements for wake assessment and comparison with wake models
Date: October 4th 2016
Venue: Technical University of Munich, Munich, Germany
Immediately preceding the The Science of Making Torque from Wind (TORQUE 2016)
Task 31: Javier Sanz Rodrigo, CENER, Spain
Task 32: Davide Trabucchi, ForWind – University of Oldenburg, Germany
SummaryWithin IEA Wind Tasks, experts from the wind energy academy and the industry work together to translate scientific results into practical guidelines to be applied in commercial applications. In this framework, Task 31 aims to verify, validate, and quantify the uncertainties of the most widely used models on the basis of experimental datasets and Task 32 deals with wind lidar measurements in order to identify and mitigate barriers to the use of lidar technology in wind energy applications. More details about these projects can be found on the Task 31 and Task 32 websites. Some possibilities to measured complex flows such as wakes with lidars have been explored recently with positive results. These studies suggest that lidar measurement could be included in the verification and validation process of wake models. These models are important for wind turbine and wind farm design as well as wind farm control. However, the use of the lidar technology in this field is hindered by different knowledge of lidar measurement limitations and wake models and limited access to data. The main objective of this workshop is to bring experts from Task 32 and Task 31 together to discuss following questions:
- What has been done so far?
- What are the objectives of lidar wake measurements?
- How can we collaborate with existing measurement data?
- How can we collaborate in future?