By DE Editors
WindSim, which provides computational fluid dynamics technology used to optimize wind turbine placement, wind performance, and bankable AEP, announced the release of WindSim 5.1.
New features include a forecasting module, which calculates the energy production of a wind farm from CFD downscaled mesoscale weather predictions corrected by Artificial Neural Networks, and an IEC classification, which defines turbine class by the IEC 61400-1, edition 3, and amendment 1 (2010). It includes the wake added turbulence by the Frandsen model.
Queuing allows users to run wind field simulations while working in other modules or projects . Via either the Terrain Editor or WindSim Express, users can convert from a large variety of formats to the WindSim terrain format using Global Mapper.
Upcoming from the company is WindSIM Express, which makes CFD-based micro-siting a simple, three-step procedure (name the project; load the turbine positions and measurement data, and set the resolution of the numerical model).
WindSim Express automatically downloads a terrain model of the area of interest and runs the simulations. It runs standalone, but works also as a wizard for setting up projects in WindSim. It will be bundled with WindSim 5.2 for free.
For more information, visit WindSim.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.