Special Issue "Wind Turbine Loads and Wind Plant Performance"
A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2018)
Prof. Dr. Lance Manuel
“Wind Turbine Loads and Wind Plant Performance” is a continuation and expansion of the previous and successful Special Issue, “Modeling and Simulation for Wind Turbine Loads Analysis.”
We invite submissions of articles to a Special Issue of the journal, Energies, in the general area, “Wind Turbine Loads and Wind Plant Performance.” Modern utility-scale turbines are complex machines designed to survive a host of contrasting external conditions. In different states—operating, parked, idling, start-up, shutdown—and for various desired limit states of performance, turbines must be equipped with control systems. Increasingly larger rotors imply greater variability in inflow conditions over the rotor-swept area. Loads on a turbine in isolation are understood to be quite different from those on units that are part of arrays. High-performance computational resources are being brought to bear to address all of these complexities in loads analyses for turbines and even in consideration for full-plant optimization and control. Uncertainty quantification that considers all “quantities of interest” related to turbine loads and in plant performance stemming from uncertainties in inflow characterization, in models, in physics descriptions, and in turbine materials/structures is of great interest in the rapidly maturing wind energy industry.
Topics of interest for publication in this special issue include, but are not limited to, the following:
Probabilistic design; safety factor calibration; certification; standards; design load cases
Wind farm data analytics; field measurement campaigns; wake effects
Anomalous events; windstorms; tornadoes; hurricanes; metocean criteria for offshore wind
Site assessment and site suitability analysis
Fatigue and extremes; statistical loads extrapolation
High-performance computing; uncertainty quantification
Structural and geotechnical modeling; aerodynamics; control
We look forward to your submissions. Thank you!
Prof. Dr. Lance Manuel
Prof. Dr. Rupp Carriveau
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