WakeBlaster 2.0

Submitted by Wolfgang Schlez... on May 2, 2017 - 6:52pm
Main hypothesis

ProPlanEn developed this solver specifically for modelling the waked flow in wind farms.  WakeBlaster is a clould based calculation engine offered as SaaS. The software focuses on accurate modelling of the most important aspects of a wind turbine wake.  WakeBlaster's balance between computational performance and accuracy is targeted at industry users. As a 3D RANS solver it is modelling wake-wake and wake-ground interaction that is not well captured by current industry models. WakeBlaster is suitable for wind farms with a few to thousands  of turbines. WakeBlaster 2 refines modelling the waked flow under different stability conditions - now characterised by a flow case specific Monin-Obukhov Length.

Windmodeller (Ansys-CFX)

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Submitted by Benjamin Martinez on May 5, 2015 - 10:49am
Main hypothesis

- Steady-state RANS for neutral simulations

- Accounts for atmospheric stability by adding an additional energy conversation equation formulated in terms of the potential temperature and using the k-epsilon closure scheme. Surface conditions are determined via heat flux or temperature gradient.

- Actuator Disk Modelling for Wakes