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Durham University

Department of Engineering

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Publication details for Dr Christopher Crabtree

Smith, C.J., Crabtree, C.J., Matthews, P.C. & Kazemtabrizi, B. (2014), Modelling and Evaluation of Wind Speed Time Series for Reliability Analysis of Offshore Wind Farms, 10th PhD Seminar on Wind Energy in Europe, EAWE. Orléans, France, EAWE, Orléans, 159-162.

Author(s) from Durham


This paper outlines proposed testing criteria for wind speed time series (WSTS) models. The objective is to
assess their suitability for reliability analysis that is dependent on an accurate representation of weather
patterns. Two WSTS models were analysed for their suitability against these criteria. The Markov model was
found to be suitable for resource assessment, but would require modification before it could represent weather
patterns, whilst the random sampling model could represent weather patterns more accurately, but could not
be used for resource assessment.