WINDBENCH: Benchmarking of Flow Models for Wind Applications

The WINDBENCH platform is developed to guide developers and end-users on best practices for using wind flow  models using quality assurance procedures that are mutually recognized by the wind community as standards of good practice. To this end, the platform offers an updated inventory of models, a repository of quality checked test cases for model verification and validation and documentation to orient the user. Standards of good practice are built from model intercomparison benchmarks with different levels of complexity.

The platform is at an early stage of development. It will be continuously updated and improved based on the feedback of the registered users. During this initial testing phase only participants of the IEA Wind Task 31 "Wakebench" or EERA-DTOC projects will be allowed to register

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1-Nov-2011: New LinkedIn group created for WAKEBENCH followers

If you would like to be updated about the progress of WAKEBENCH and participate in discussions around flow modeling and validation this is your site.

7-Oct-2011: WAKEBENCH IEA Task took off successfully with more than 50 participants

The kick-off meeting of the IEA Task 31 WAKEBENCH "Benchmarking of Wind Farm Flow Models" took place at CENER's headquarters in Sarriguren, Spain, between the 4th and the 7th of October 2011. The aim of this task is to provide a forum for industrial, governmental and academic partners to develop, evaluate and improve atmospheric boundary layer and wind turbine wake models for use in wind energy.The meeting was successful not only because of the high level of participation (more than 40 institutions from 15 countries) but also considering the high level of the technical presentations and the discussions. A technical tour to CENER's Test Site in complex terrain was guided on the last day despite the bad weather conditions.