Publications on integrated design


Donnelly. ClusterDesign overview and objectives. First Joint EERA-DTOC/ClusterDesign Workshop, 2013

Summary  ClusterDesign focuses on modeling and validation, and creates a ToolBox as the main deliverable. The modeling addresses four aspects of wind clusters: wind resources and wakes, electrical topology, fatigue load, and intelligent control. The latter two aspects mark the difference with the sister project EERA-DTOC. Validation of model outcome takes place by using existing as well as newly measured data. The ToolBox will consist of two modes: a design mode validated with data from existing farms, and an operational mode validated with real-life data. The design mode integrates flow modeling, calculation of fatigue loads for varying turbine modes, and calculation of topology costs and operating costs. The operational mode allows for the selection of the optimum turbine setting at any time given a fixed topology, current meteorological measurements, current turbine states and pre-computed simulation results. The ToolBox is due October 2015, but will be preceded by a pilot version in April 2014.

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Kyriazis. ClusterDesign ToolBox for integrated cluster design. First Joint EERA-DTOC/ClusterDesign Workshop, 2013

Summary  The ClusterDesign ToolBox is developed on the basis of product specifications and user needs from the consortium, and for that reason covers the interaction of wind farms within a cluster, the topology of the farms and the cluster, the connections to the grid, and the control of the wind farms. It will come in a design mode and an operations mode, both consisting of interfaces to existing models.

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