Lab: Simulation and Optimization of Wind Farms (including Validation)


This lab further develops an existing simulation and optimization tool for wind farms.

The simulation module is concerned with computing the energy output and construction/maintenance costs for a given wind farm. Due to the wake effects, such a simulation must consider the interaction of all wind turbines in a wind farm.

Based on the simulation, we develop optimization methods to find good wind farm layouts. Optimization parameters include the position and type of wind turbines for a given site.

As part of the scientific process, we evaluate and validate the written code with existing wind farm simulation and optimization tools.

We will have weekly meetings where we discuss the work done in the week and plan ahead for the next week. We are looking for people that like to work in a team, but are capable to solve problems on their own if necessary.


The code is written in python, good knowledge of the language is a required. Additional knowledge in working with JSON is an advantage as the APIs use it.


This project takes place in the Theory of Hybrid Systems (i2) research group headed by Prof. Dr. Erika Ábrahám. The project will be co-supervised by Nicolai Radke. For further questions please contact Nicolai Radke.