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WindSim

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Submitted by Arne R. Gravdahl on May 5, 2015 - 10:46am
Software
Solver
WindSim
License
Regime
Turbulence
Turbulence closure
Turbulence model
  • Standard k-epsilon
  • Modified k-epsilon
  • RNG k-epsilon
  • k-epsilon with Yap correction
  • k-omega model of Wilcox
Atmospheric boundary layer
Range
Coriolis
No
Atmospheric Stability
Atmospheric Stability
Yes
Stability model
A transport equation for temperature is solved. Further the influence of the temperature on the wind field is considered by the Boussinesq approximation in the momentum equations. Finally additional source terms depending on the temperature stratification
Canopy
Forest canopy
Yes
Canopy model
The forest model consists of solving the RANS equations in a porous area with additional resistive force terms.
Wind farm
Wind turbine
Yes
Rotor model
Wake model
Wind farm range