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SOWFA - LES

Submitted by Matthew Churchfield on May 4, 2015 - 6:36pm
Main hypothesis

The large-eddy simulation (LES) solver within the Simulator for On/Offshore Wind Energy (SOWFA) is built upon the Open-source Field Operations And Manipulations (OpenFOAM) computational fluid dynamics (CFD) toolbox.  The solver is incompressible and uses the unstructured finite-volume formulation.  Buoyancy effects are included through a Boussinesq buoyancy forcing term.  Turbines are modeled with actuator lines.

Software
Solver
OpenFOAM
License
Regime
Turbulence
Turbulence closure
Turbulence model

standard Smagorinksy

Atmospheric boundary layer
Range
Coriolis
Yes
Atmospheric Stability
Atmospheric Stability
Yes
Canopy
Forest canopy
No
Wind farm
Wind turbine
Yes
Rotor model
Wake model
Wind farm range

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