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Influence of Wind Turbine Structural Parameters on Wind Shear and Tower Shadow Effect

Yajing Zhang1, Chaoyang Song2, Zhiguo Li2,*
1 School of Transportation and Municipal Engineering, Inner Mongolia Technical College of Construction, Hohhot, 010070, China
2 School of Mechanical Engineering, Inner Mongolia University of Technology, Hohhot, 010051, China
* Corresponding Author: Zhiguo Li. Email:
(This article belongs to this Special Issue: Wind Energy Development and Utilization)

Energy Engineering 2023, 120(2), 501-510. https://doi.org/10.32604/ee.2022.021423

Received 13 January 2022; Accepted 17 May 2022; Issue published 28 November 2022

Abstract

To overcome the problems of natural decreases in power quality, and to eliminate wind speed fluctuation due to wind shear and tower shadow effect arising from wind turbine structural parameters, an improved prediction model accounting for the dual effect of wind shear and tower shadow is, in this paper, built. Compared to the conventional prediction model, the proposed model contains a new constraint condition, which makes the disturbance term caused by the tower shadow effect always negative so that the prediction result is closer to the actual situation. Furthermore, wind turbine structural parameters such as hub height, rotor diameter, the diameter of the tower top, and rotor overhang on wind shear and tower shadow effect are also explored in detail. The results show that the wind shear effect became weaker with the increase in hub height. The hub height is independent of the tower shadow effect. The rotor diameter is positively correlated with the wind shear and tower shadow effect. The tower shadow effect is positively correlated with the diameter of the tower top and negatively correlated with the rotor overhang.

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Influence of Wind Turbine Structural Parameters on Wind Shear and Tower Shadow Effect

Keywords

Wind turbine; wind shear; tower shadow effect; dual effect; structural parameters

Cite This Article

Zhang, Y., Song, C., Li, Z. (2023). Influence of Wind Turbine Structural Parameters on Wind Shear and Tower Shadow Effect. Energy Engineering, 120(2), 501–510.



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