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Title: WindPACT Reference Wind Turbines

Abstract

To fully understand how loads and turbine cost scale with turbine size, it is necessary to have identical turbine models that have been scaled to different rated powers. The report presents the WindPACT baseline models, which are a series of four baseline models that were designed to facilitate investigations into the scalings of loads and turbine cost with size. The models have four different rated powers (750 kW, 1.5 MW, 3.0 MW, and 5.0 MW), and each model was designed to its specified rated power using the same design methodology. The models were originally implemented in FAST_AD, the predecessor to NREL's open-source wind turbine simulator FAST, but have yet to be implemented in FAST. This report contains the specifications for all four WindPACT baseline models - including structural, aerodynamic, and control specifications - along with the inherent assumptions and equations that were used to calculate the model parameters. It is hoped that these baseline models will serve as extremely useful resources for investigations into the scalings of costs, loads, or optimization routines.

Authors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
  2. Former National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) employee
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Wind and Water Technologies Office (EE-4W)
OSTI Identifier:
1432194
Report Number(s):
NREL/TP-5000-67667
DOE Contract Number:
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
17 WIND ENERGY; wind power; wind energy; WindPACT; reference wind turbines; FAST; modeling

Citation Formats

Dykes, Katherine L, and Rinker, Jennifer. WindPACT Reference Wind Turbines. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.2172/1432194.
Dykes, Katherine L, & Rinker, Jennifer. WindPACT Reference Wind Turbines. United States. doi:10.2172/1432194.
Dykes, Katherine L, and Rinker, Jennifer. Mon . "WindPACT Reference Wind Turbines". United States. doi:10.2172/1432194. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1432194.
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author = {Dykes, Katherine L and Rinker, Jennifer},
abstractNote = {To fully understand how loads and turbine cost scale with turbine size, it is necessary to have identical turbine models that have been scaled to different rated powers. The report presents the WindPACT baseline models, which are a series of four baseline models that were designed to facilitate investigations into the scalings of loads and turbine cost with size. The models have four different rated powers (750 kW, 1.5 MW, 3.0 MW, and 5.0 MW), and each model was designed to its specified rated power using the same design methodology. The models were originally implemented in FAST_AD, the predecessor to NREL's open-source wind turbine simulator FAST, but have yet to be implemented in FAST. This report contains the specifications for all four WindPACT baseline models - including structural, aerodynamic, and control specifications - along with the inherent assumptions and equations that were used to calculate the model parameters. It is hoped that these baseline models will serve as extremely useful resources for investigations into the scalings of costs, loads, or optimization routines.},
doi = {10.2172/1432194},
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place = {United States},
year = {Mon Apr 02 00:00:00 EDT 2018},
month = {Mon Apr 02 00:00:00 EDT 2018}
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