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Improved wind farm operation and control

The fellow will develop a reduced Wind Farm model capable of reconstructing the flow within a wind farm using limited computational resources. Such a model will be useful for wind farm control purpose. The fellow will also develop technology for the use of the wind turbines as wind sensors, providing wind condition information throughout a wind power plant. Such information will be exploited for improved monitoring of the wind farm. The algorithms will be tested using suitable numerical simulation tools. The fellow will also make use of a scaled experimental facility for simulating wind farms in a boundary layer wind tunnel. Test results will be used to validate the computational tools and to verify the performance of the developed methods.

Planned Secondments


Tentative schedule: March – June 2017


Polytechnic University of Milan (POLIMI)
Tentative schedule: February – May 2016


  • Filippo Campagnolo , Vlaho Petrovi´c , Johannes Schreiber , Emmanouil M. Nanos , Alessandro Croce and Carlo L. Bottasso (2016) Wind tunnel testing of a closed-loop wake deflection controller for wind farm power maximization, Journal of Physics: Conference Series 753 (2016) 032006. DOI:10.1088/1742-6596/753/3/032006 . Full text:

  • Filippo Campagnolo, Vlaho Petrovic, Emmanouil M. Nanos, Chun Wei Tan, Carlo L. Bottasso, Insu Paek, Hyungyu Kim, Kwansoo Kim (2016) Wind Tunnel Testing of Power Maximization Control Strategies Applied to a Multi-Turbine Floating Wind Power Platform, Proceedings of the Twenty-sixth (2016) International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference 2016

  • Campanardi, D. Grassi, A. Zanotti, E. M. Nanos, F. Campagnolo, A. Croce,C. L. Bottasso (2016) Stereo particle image velocimetry set up for measurements in the wake of wind turbines, XXIV A.VE.LA. Annual Meeting

  • Elena Gonzalez, Emmanouil M. Nanos, Helene Seyr, Laura Valldecabres, Nurseda Y. Yürüsen,Ursula Smolka, Michael Muskulus, Julio J. Melero (2017), Key Performance Indicators for Wind Farm Operation and Maintenance , 14TH Deep Sea Offshore Wind R&D Conference

  • Emmanouil M. Nanos, Filippo Campagnolo, Carlo L. Bottasso (2016)  Wind Farm Modelling for Wind Farm Control, 12th EAWE PhD seminar


Emmanouil Marios Nanos
Mechanical Engineering


Filippo Campagnolo

Country: Germany
Host Institution: Technical University of Munich (TUM)