Performance evaluation of cup-anemometers and wind speed characteristics analysis

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dc.contributor.author Baseer, Mohammed Abdul
dc.contributor.author Meyer, Josua P.
dc.contributor.author Rehman, Shafiqur
dc.contributor.author Mahbub, Alam
dc.contributor.author Al-Hadhrami, Luai M.
dc.date.accessioned 2015-10-05T07:47:22Z
dc.date.issued 2016-02
dc.description.abstract The objective of the present work is to study the performance of cup-anemometers installed at different heights on a 40 m tall wind mast over an approximate period of 55 months between September 13, 2005 and May 09, 2010. The performance of co-located cup anemometers has been analyzed by calculating the annual mean, median, standard deviation, tower distortion factor (TDF), scatter factor (SCF), and developing linear correlations between the co-located sensors. The study showed that the performance of sensors did not deteriorate much with time but slightly higher values of TDF were obtained with passage of time. The annual mean wind speeds, the median values and the standard deviations were almost the same during different years and were comparable with co-located sensors at each height. The SCF values were found to be increasing with decreasing height of wind speed measurements. Finally, a total of 16 wind turbines of 2 MW rated capacity each were used to find the most suitable wind turbine for the location under investigation. en_ZA
dc.description.embargo 2017-02-28
dc.description.librarian hb2015 en_ZA
dc.description.sponsorship Research Institute of King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals,Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. en_ZA
dc.description.uri http://www.elsevier.com/locate/renene en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Baseer, MA, Meyer, JP, Rehman, S, Mahbub, AM, Al-Hadhrami, LM & Lashin, A 2016, 'Performance evaluation of cup-anemometers and wind speed characteristics analysis', Renewable Energy, vol. 86, pp. 733-744. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0960-1481 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 1879-0682 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.1016/j.renene.2015.08.062
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/50156
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Elsevier en_ZA
dc.rights © 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. Notice : this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Renewable Energy. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Renewable Energy, vol. 86, pp. 733-744, 2016. doi : 10.1016/j.renene.2015.08.062. en_ZA
dc.subject Tower distortion factor en_ZA
dc.subject Scatter factor en_ZA
dc.subject Wind speed en_ZA
dc.subject Wind anemometer en_ZA
dc.subject Turbulence intensity en_ZA
dc.subject Wind power density en_ZA
dc.title Performance evaluation of cup-anemometers and wind speed characteristics analysis en_ZA
dc.type Postprint Article en_ZA


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