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Title: Roadmap to the multidisciplinary design analysis and optimisation of wind energy systems

Here, a research agenda is described to further encourage the application of Multidisciplinary Design Analysis and Optimisation (MDAO) methodologies to wind energy systems. As a group of researchers closely collaborating within the International Energy Agency (IEA) Wind Task 37 for Wind Energy Systems Engineering: Integrated Research, Design and Development, we have identified challenges that will be encountered by users building an MDAO framework. This roadmap comprises 17 research questions and activities recognised to belong to three research directions: model fidelity, system scope and workflow architecture. It is foreseen that sensible answers to all these questions will enable to more easily apply MDAO in the wind energy domain. Beyond the agenda, this work also promotes the use of systems engineering to design, analyse and optimise wind turbines and wind farms, to complement existing compartmentalised research and design paradigms.
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  1. TU Delft, Delft (The Netherlands)
  2. TUM, Garching bei Munchen (Germany)
  3. National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
  4. SINTEF Energy Research, Trondheim (Norway)
  5. DTU Wind Energy, Roskilde (Denmark)
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Report Number(s):
Journal ID: ISSN 1742-6588
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Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Physics. Conference Series
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 753; Journal ID: ISSN 1742-6588
IOP Publishing
Research Org:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
Country of Publication:
United States
17 WIND ENERGY; wind energy systems; Multidisciplinary Design Analysis and Optimisation; MDAO
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