Wind Speed

Hello ,

I’ve noticed that in the control documents of NREL , they used a one step successif steady solicitations of wind speed to test the controller and wind speed estimator .

My question is : Is this solicitation reflects the reality ? it is sufficient to proove validty of my estimator or should i test my wind speed estimator mandatory in turbulent or very

turbulent wind (Von Karman turbulence ) ?

Sincerely ,

Hi Younes,

I would say it depends on what you’d like to demonstrate. We very often test in turbulent simulations to gauge the performance of the controller in reducing loads for example. Step tests are helpful for getting a first indication of the controller performance, but usually you need more detailed simulations to characterize the controller performance.

Thank you Paul for explanation :slight_smile: