Deep Spatial-Temporal 2-D CNN-BLSTM Model for Ultrashort-Term LiDAR-Assisted Wind Turbine's Power and Fatigue Load Forecasting

Amirhossein Dolatabadi, Hussein Abdeltawab, Yasser Abdel Rady I. Mohamed

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

28 Scopus citations

Abstract

Optimizing wind turbine performance is still a challenge due to the dynamic interactions between the spatially temporally stochastic wind fields and the wind turbine as a complex mechanical system. Recent cost reduction of remote sensing wind measurement technologies, such as light detection and ranging (LiDAR), has opened a new research area on the use of deep learning models for predicting wind turbine's responses. In this article, a LiDAR-aided deep learning model is presented to learn the powerful spatial-temporal characteristics from the input wind fields. In the proposed method, the combination of 2-D convolutional neural networks (CNNs) and bidirectional long short-term memory (BLSTM) units is used to capture high levels of abstractions in wind fields concurrently, and thus, forecasting wind output power and fatigue load as two representatives of wind turbine responses. The LiDAR wind preview information is used as the 2-D-images of wind fields for the CNN. Moreover, the BLSTM is incorporated with the proposed CNN to improve the forecasting accuracy further and learn deep temporal features. The aero-elastic 5-MW reference wind turbine of National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is used to evaluate the performance of proposed model compared to the state-of-the-art deep-learning-based architectures in the recent literature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2342-2353
Number of pages12
JournalIEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics
Volume18
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2022

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Information Systems
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Deep Spatial-Temporal 2-D CNN-BLSTM Model for Ultrashort-Term LiDAR-Assisted Wind Turbine's Power and Fatigue Load Forecasting'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this