Mapping a Wind Farm
In this example, FLUENT is used to study the wind patterns in the vicinity of a wind farm, a large region where a number of wind turbines operate to produce energy. The terrain of the land in the region is taken into account, and the velocity profiles of the wind are adjusted so that the FLUENT predictions match available data at selected sites. The resulting calibrated map can be used to predict wind conditions at other locations at the existing site, and at other prospective sites.
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