Publications

Journal publications

(Students and Postdoctoral Scholars underlined)

Articles in review

“Unified Momentum Model for Rotor Aerodynamics Across Operating Regimes”

Liew J, Heck KS and Howland MF

In review (2024) [preprint]


Coriolis effects on wind turbine wakes across atmospheric boundary layer regimes

Heck KS and Howland MF

In review (2024) [preprint]


“Modeling the effect of wind speed and direction shear on utility-scale wind turbine power production”

Mata S, Martínez JJP, Quesada JB, Larrañaga FP, Yadav N, Chawla J, Sivaram V and Howland MF

In review (2024) [preprint]


"Analysing the impact of failure rates for the next generation of offshore wind turbines considering wind turbine type and location" 

Donnelly O, Carroll J, and Howland MF

In review (2024)


2024

Going beyond decarbonization: Designing renewables for environmental co-benefits

Qiu L and Howland MF

Joule (2024) [Article]


"Evaluation of wind resource uncertainty on energy production estimates for offshore wind farms" 

Klemmer K, Condon E, and Howland MF

Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy (2024) [Article]


2023

“Modeling the induction, thrust, and power of a yaw misaligned actuator disk”

Heck KS, Johlas HM and Howland MF

Journal of Fluid Mechanics (2023) [Article, open access pdf (of preprint)]


"Towards sequential sensor placements on a wind farm to maximize lifetime energy and profit"

Yildiz A, Mern J, Kochenderfer MJ and Howland MF

Renewable Energy (2023) [Article]


"Parameter uncertainty quantification of wake models to analyze effects of wake superposition" 

LoCascio M, Gorle C and Howland MF

Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy (2023) [Article, open access pdf (of preprint)]


“Visual anemometry for physics-informed inference of wind,” 

Dabiri JO, Howland MF, Fu MK and Goldshmid RH 

Nature Reviews Physics (2023) [Article, open access pdf (of preprint)]


2022

Collective wind farm operation based on a predictive model increases utility-scale energy production

Howland MF, Quesada JB, Martínez JJP, Larrañaga FP, Yadav N, Chawla J, Sivaram V and Dabiri JO

Nature Energy (2022, cover article) [Article]


“Operating wind farm turbines collectively increases total energy production

Howland MF

Nature Research Briefing (2022) [Article]


"Ensemble-Based Experimental Design for Targeted High-Resolution Simulations to Inform Climate Models

Dunbar ORA, Howland MF, Schneider T and Stuart AM

Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems (JAMES) (2022) [Article, pdf]


"Parameter uncertainty quantification in an idealized GCM with a seasonal cycle

Howland MF, Dunbar ORA, and Schneider, T. 

Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems (JAMES) (2022) [Article, pdf]


“Optimal closed-loop wake steering, Part 2: Diurnal cycle atmospheric boundary layer conditions”

Howland MF, Ghate AS, Quesada JB, Martínez JJP, Zhong W, Larrañaga FP, Lele SK and Dabiri JO

Wind Energy Science (2022) [Article, pdf]


2021

"Wind farm yaw control set-point optimization under model parameter uncertainty

Howland MF. 

Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy (2021) [Article, pdf]


"The curled wake model: a three-dimensional and extremely fast steady-state wake solver for wind plant flows"

Martínez-Tossas LA, King J, Quon E, Bay CJ, Mudafort R, Hamilton N, Howland MF, and Fleming PA. 

Wind Energy Science (2021) [Article, pdf]


"Near-wake structure of full-scale vertical-axis wind turbines" 

Wei N, Brownstein I, Cardona JL, Howland MF and Dabiri JO. 

Journal of Fluid Mechanics (2021) [Article, pdf]


"Influence of wake model superposition and secondary steering on model-based wake steering control with SCADA data assimilation" 

Howland MF and Dabiri JO. 

Energies (2021) [Article, pdf]


2020

"Influence of atmospheric conditions on the power production of utility-scale wind turbines in yaw misalignment" 

Howland MF, Gonzalez C, Martínez JP, Quesada J, Larrañaga F, Yadav N , Chawla J and Dabiri JO. 

Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy (2020) [Article, pdf, Scilight]


"Optimal closed-loop wake steering - Part 1: Conventionally neutral atmospheric boundary layer conditions" 

Howland MF, Ghate AS, Lele SK and Dabiri JO. 

Wind Energy Science (2020) [Article, pdf


"Influence of the geostrophic wind direction on the atmospheric boundary layer flow"

Howland MF, Ghate AS and Lele SK. 

Journal of Fluid Mechanics (2020) [Article]


2019

"Wind farm power optimization through wake steering"

Howland MF, Lele SK and Dabiri JO. 

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA (2019, cover article) [Article, pdf]


"Wind farm modeling with interpretable physics-informed machine learning"

Howland MF and Dabiri JO. 

Energies (2019) [Article, pdf]


2018

"Dependence of small-scale energetics on large scales in turbulent flows"

Howland MF and Yang XIA. 

Journal of Fluid Mechanics (2018) [Article, pdf]


"Implication of Taylor’s hypothesis on measuring flow modulation"

Yang XIA and Howland MF

Journal of Fluid Mechanics (2018) [Article, pdf]


2017

"Measurement of unsteady loading and power output variability in a micro wind farm model in a wind tunnel"

Bossuyt J, Howland MF, Meneveau C and Meyers J. 

Experiments in Fluids (2017) [Article, pdf]


2016

"Wake structure in actuator disk models of wind turbines in yaw under uniform inflow conditions"

Howland MF, Bossuyt J, Martínez-Tossas LA, Meyers J and Meneveau C. 

Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy (2016) [Article, pdf]

Conference and arXiv publications

2022

"On the impact of the yaw update frequency and wind direction forecasting on open-loop wake steering control

Howland MF, Johlas HM, Quesada JB, Martínez JJP, Zhong W and Larrañaga FP. 

American Control Conference 2022 [Conference paper]


2020

"Coriolis effects within and trailing a large finite wind farm" 

Howland MF, Ghate AS and Lele SK. 

AIAA SciTech 2020 [Conference Paper, pdf]


2019

"Seeing the wind: Visual wind speed prediction with a coupled convolutional and recurrent neural network" 

Cardona, JL, Howland MF and Dabiri JO. 2019. 

NeurIPS 2019 [Conference Paper, pdf]


2018

"Influence of the horizontal component of Earth’s rotation on wind turbine wakes"

Howland MF, Ghate A and Lele SK. 

Torque 2018 [Conference Paper, pdf]


"Dependence of small-scale energetics on large scales in wall-bounded flows"

Howland MF and Xiang XIA 

CTR Annual Research Briefs (2017) [CTR Brief, pdf]


2017

"Optimal control of a single leg hopper by Liouvillian system reduction"

Slade P, Powell S and Howland MF

arXiv preprint (2017) [arXiv, pdf]


2016

"Wind tunnel study of the power output spectrum in a micro wind farm"

Bossuyt J, Howland MF, Meneveau C and Meyers J. 

Torque 2016 [Conference Paper, pdf]


"Measuring power output intermittency and unsteady loading in a micro wind farm model"

Bossuyt J, Howland MF, Meneveau C and Meyers J. 

AIAA SciTech 2016 [Conference Paper, pdf]


2014

"Assessing the impact of power rate limitation based wind control strategy"

Howland MF, Krishnan V, Brown N and McCalley J. 

IEEE T&D 2014 [Conference Paper, pdf]