Wind energy software
Several specialized wind energy software applications have been developed to aid in the development of
Wind Turbine Design
Some specialized software applications are used to design wind turbines. These are used primarily by wind turbine manufacturers and the consultants who advise them.
GH Bladedsoftware package is the industry standard for wind turbine and component manufacturers worldwide. GH Bladed has been validated by Germanischer Lloydfor the calculation of wind turbine loads for design and certification.Bold text""'ItaSuperscript Small Texttextlic text""'Small Text
Wind Data Analysis
Wind data analysis software assist the user in removing measurement errors from wind data sets and perform specialized statistical analysis. Popular applications are
Wind Flow Modeling
Wind flow modeling software aims to predict important characteristics of the wind resource at locations where measurements are not available. The most commonly used such software application is
WAsP, created at Risø National Laboratoryin Denmark. WAsP uses a potential flow model to predict how wind flows over the terrain at a site. WindSimis a similar application that uses CFDcalculations instead, which are potentially more accurate.
Wind Farm Modeling
Wind farm modeling software aims to simulate the behavior of a proposed or existing wind farm, most importantly to calculate its energy production. The user can usually input wind data, height and roughness contour lines, wind turbine specifications, background maps, and define objects that represent environmental restrictions. This information is then used to design a wind farm that maximizes energy production while taking restrictions and construction issues into account. There are four wind farm modeling software applications available:
OpenWIND, WindPRO, WindFarmer, and WindFarm.
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