wind turbine, acoustic modeling, wake propagation, wake modeling, turbine plant optimization
This project explored wind farm layout optimization using turbine acoustic and wake models. For two existing wind farms, the position of each wind turbine was optimized to maximize power output while constraining noise. Semi-empirical calculations were used for both the acoustic and wake models to predict how the turbine noise and wake disturbances propagated downstream. Turbine layout was optimized using a sequential quadratic programming optimizer called SNOPT. The optimization was able to constrain the noise level of the wind farms with a small impact on power output.
Original Publication Citation
Tingey, E., Thomas, J., and Ning, A., “Wind Farm Layout Optimization Using Sound Pressure Level Constraints,” IEEE Conference on Technologies for Sustainability, Ogden, UT, Jul. 2015. doi:10.1109/SusTech.2015.7314339
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Tingey, Eric; Thomas, Jared; and Ning, Andrew, "Wind Farm Layout Optimization Using Sound Pressure Level Constraints" (2015). All Faculty Publications. 1723.
Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology
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