Abstract

Wind farm layout optimization is a multidisciplinary undertaking, requiring students and researchers to integrate many skillsets in order to optimize turbine placement. There is currently a lack of useful benchmarking exercises for participants in the field to compare the efficacy of their methods. This work details the construction and completion of a set of four case studies meant to satisfy this need, with the hope of providing some insight into useful layout optimization approaches. These case studies are intended to also serve as instructive introductory exercises with which newcomers researching wind energy may incrementally practice and increase their abilities.The first two case studies were released globally and attracted participants from around the world who attempted the optimization problems. A detailed analysis of their results is presented herein.The second two case studies are currently being worked on by researchers in the field, with initial feed back regarding the formulations also included.

Degree

MS

College and Department

Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology

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Date Submitted

2020-12-14

Document Type

Thesis

Handle

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etd11492

Keywords

wind energy, wind turbines, optimization, wind farm optimization, case studies

Language

english

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Engineering Commons

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