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WeFarm 2.0

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Submitted by Xiaodong Zhang on May 5, 2015 - 10:41am
Main hypothesis

Almost the same as WeFarm 1.0, they both are general purpose CFD solvers modified for atmospheric boundary layer flow. This version uses OpenFoam 2.0.7. solve. Other differences with respect to WeFarm 1.0:

1. In the k-ε turbulence model, the model constant = 0.036 based on wind farm measurements.

2. Wall functions based on roughness height Kw are adopted.

Software
Solver
OpenFoam 2.0.7
License
Regime
Turbulence
Turbulence closure
Turbulence model

k-ε turbulence model, with = 0.036.

Atmospheric boundary layer
Range
Coriolis
No
Atmospheric Stability
Atmospheric Stability
Yes
Stability model
Monin-Obukhov similarity theory
Canopy
Forest canopy
No
Wind farm
Wind turbine
No
Remarks

An Actuator model could be used for wind turbine rotor, but the grid still could not be created automatically.

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