The accuracy of analytical wake models applied in wind farm layout optimization (WFLO) problems plays a vital role in the present era that the high-fidelity methods such as LES and RANS are still not able to handle an optimization problem for large wind farms. Based on a verity of analytical wake models developed in the past decades, FLOw Redirection and Induction in Steady State (FLORIS) has been published as a tool integrated several widely used wake models and the expansions for them. This paper compares four wake models selected from FLORIS by applying three classical WFLO scenarios. The results illustrate that the Jensen wake model is the fastest one but the defect of underestimation of velocity deficit is obvious. The Multi Zone model needs to be applied additional tunning on the parameters inside the model to fit specific wind turbines. The Gaussian-Curl wake model as an advanced expansion of the Gaussian wake model does not perform an observable improvement in the current study that the yaw control is not included. The default Gaussian wake model is recommended to be used in the WFLO projects which implemented under the FLROIS framework and has similar wind conditions with the present work.

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