Seminar on wind farm simulation and optimization set for Monday

Eunshin Byon, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Texas A&M University, will give a talk on wind farm operations Monday (Feb. 22) at 3 p.m. in Room 203 of the Zachry Engineering Center on campus.Byon's talk, "Simulation and Optimization of Wind Farm Operations Under Stochastic Conditions," is part of the department's seminar series, sponsored by Parsons.Abstract This research aims at developing models and associated solution tools to devise optimal operation and maintenance strategies for wind turbines, helping reduce the operation costs and enhancing the marketability of wind power. We provide an integrated framework including two optimization models, and a discrete event-based simulation model characterizing the dynamic operations of wind power systems. We highlight the benefits of the resulting strategies through a study using field data from literature and wind power industry.Biography Eunshin Byon received her M.S., and B.S. in industrial and systems engineering from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (South Korea). She joined Texas A&M University in Fall 2005 for graduate studies in industrial and systems engineering, where she was associated with the Advanced Metrology Laboratory. Eunshin's research interests include operations and management of wind power systems and statistical modeling and analysis for complex systems. She is a member of IIE, INFORMS and IEEE.Submitted by Katherine Edwards,