When a wind farm site is located in complex or forested terrain, linear wind flow prediction models are generally unable to accurately reproduce the full physics of the flow. In these cases we employ VENTOS Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) methodology for complex site resource analysis and wind quality classification. This application of cutting edge technology aids developers, lenders, manufacturers and owners to realise projects with optimised returns and minimised risk of turbine under-performance or long-term operational issues.
Natural Power developed a free applet that enables you to find out whether your site requires CFD based on topography and land cover. If you have a kmz file including your turbine coordinates you are just a few clicks away from knowing whether your site might require CFD.
Click here for a free site evaluation to see if it may benefit from CFD.
VENTOS provides state-of-the art flow computations in complex and forested terrain. It enables accurate quantification of turbulence intensity, wind shear, inflow angle, wind speed and veer over complex sites. VENTOS also enables time-dependant computations when necessary. Our dedicated CFD engineers translate results of computations into recommendations on turbine locations and their ongoing management.
To derive CFD flow modelling results that you can trust is a task that requires the right tools combined with specific expertise and experience . Our fluid mechanic engineers have successfully applied and validated VENTOS on more than 4GW of client wind energy projects worldwide. Click here for validation papers.
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