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Review on Research about Wake Effects of Offshore Wind Turbines

Yehong Dong1,2, Guangyin Tang3, Yan Jia4, Zekun Wang4,5, Xiaomin Rong5, Chang Cai5, Qingan Li5, Yingjian Yang4,5,*

1 Southern Marine Science and Engineering Guangdong Laboratory (Zhanjiang), Zhanjiang, 524013, China
2 CSIS (Chongqing) Haizhuang Wind Power Equipment Co., Ltd., Chongqing, 401122, China
3 Offshore Technology Center of CCS, Tianjin, 300457, China
4 School of Energy and Power Engineering, Inner Mongolia University of Technology, Hohhot, 010051, China
5 Institute of Engineering Thermophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 100190, China

* Corresponding Author: Yingjian Yang. Email: email

(This article belongs to the Special Issue: Wind Energy Development and Utilization)

Energy Engineering 2022, 119(4), 1341-1360.


In recent years, the construction of offshore wind farms is developing rapidly. As the wake effect of the upstream wind turbines seriously affect the performance of the downstream wind turbines, the wake effect of offshore wind turbines has become one of the research hotspots. First, this article reviews the research methods of wake effects, including CFD numerical simulation method, wind turbine wake model based on roughness and engineering wake models. However, there is no general model that can be used directly. Then it puts forward some factors that affect the wake of offshore wind turbines. The turbulence intensity in offshore wind fields is lower than that in onshore wind fields. This makes the wake recovery length of offshore wind turbines longer than that of onshore wind turbines. Floating offshore wind turbines are simultaneously disturbed by wind loads and wave loads. Unsteady movement of the platform caused by wave loads. It affects the development and changes of the wake of wind turbines. In this regard, the focus of research on the wake effects of offshore wind farms will be the proposal of accurate prediction models for the wake effects of sea wind farms.

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Review on Research about Wake Effects of Offshore Wind Turbines


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APA Style
Dong, Y., Tang, G., Jia, Y., Wang, Z., Rong, X. et al. (2022). Review on research about wake effects of offshore wind turbines. Energy Engineering, 119(4), 1341-1360.
Vancouver Style
Dong Y, Tang G, Jia Y, Wang Z, Rong X, Cai C, et al. Review on research about wake effects of offshore wind turbines. Energ Eng. 2022;119(4):1341-1360
IEEE Style
Y. Dong et al., "Review on Research about Wake Effects of Offshore Wind Turbines," Energ. Eng., vol. 119, no. 4, pp. 1341-1360. 2022.

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