A CFD framework for offshore and onshore wind farm simulation
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European Commission's projectHPC4E - HPC for Energy (EC-H2020-689772)
EoCoE - Energy oriented Centre of Excellence for computer applications (EC-H2020-676629)
We present a wind simulation framework for offshore and onshore wind farms. The simulation framework involves an automatic hybrid high-quality mesh generation process, a pre-processing to impose initial and boundary conditions, and a solver for the Reynolds Averaged Navier-Stokes (RANS) equations with two different turbulence models, a modified standard k-epsilon model and a realizable k-epsilon model in which we included the Coriolis effects. Wind turbines are modeled as actuator discs. The wind farm simulation framework has been implemented in Alya, an in-house High Performance Computing (HPC) multi-physics finite element parallel solver. An application example is shown for an onshore wind farm composed of 165 turbines.
CitationAvila, M.; Gargallo-Peiró, A.; Folch, A. A CFD framework for offshore and onshore wind farm simulation. "Journal of Physics: Conference Series", 2017, vol. 854, núm. 1.