“Our internal policy is that using CFD reduces flow modeling uncertainties by a third over using the industry standard linearized models. The consulting and support services provided by Ansys significantly reduced the time needed to deploy this powerful modeling capability in an HPC cluster environment.”
- Christopher Rodaway CFD Engineer & Wind Analyst / Resource Assessment, SSE
Wind energy is a rapidly growing source of electricity. When developing wind farms, turbine siting assessment is critical to maximizing the energy yield and economics at a given location.
Detailed understanding of how the prevailing wind conditions interact with the local terrain and potential wind turbine installations is an essential part of the process of developing onshore wind farms. Many currently-employed software programs are not well suited to complex onshore terrain where factors such as atmospheric stability, forestry and turbine interactions play a significant role. The accurate prediction of wind conditions including wind speed, wind shear, wind veer and turbulence intensity both under ambient and waked conditions is vital for intelligent project design.
Powerful electromagnetic simulation tools are essential to Polytenna. The most important features for us are: