by Herbert Owen, BSC. Wind resource assessment is performed before deciding to construct a new wind farm. Its objective is to obtain a better understanding of the flow over the potential site for a wind farm. It combines experimental data from a couple of wind mast that are the energy the wind farm can produce and enables to determine the optimal positions for the wind turbines. Currently, state of the art in the industry is to resort to Reynolds Averaged Navier Stokes (RANS) turbulence models for such simulations.
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