Wind turbine wake and lidar

Project description:

The study of wakes inside wind farms are extremely relevant to predict the power output, optimize the wind farm layout, or to improve the design of wind turbines. The increasing reliability of LiDARs allows the remote measurement of wakes with high spatial and temporal resolution. The main goal of this PhD is to apply averaging techniques to the measured wake in order to remove site effects (such as atmospheric stability), aiming to reach a site-independent “normalized wake”. Another objective is to apply the normalized wake on a specific selected case regarding atmospheric stability and, for instance, into an industrial wind-farm model.

This PhD is going to be developed at UL International GmbH under the supervision of Dr. Juan-José Trujillo and encompass two secondments at the University of Oldenburg and University of Bergen.