COMPUTATIONAL FLUID FLOW OVER COMPLEX TOPOGRAPHY. By: Steven M. Zollars Dr. Jason Roney. OVERVIEW. Problem Statement/Relevance Methodology My Progress/Setbacks Summary Questions. PROBLEM STATEMENT.
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By: Steven M. Zollars
Dr. Jason Roney
Implementing Computational Fluid Dynamics to Investigate Flow Over Complex Topography with Applications to Wind Turbine Sitings and Wind Energy Predictions
1st Determine a site
2nd Download that sites .dem file
(Digital Elevation Map)
3rd Convert the .dem to a .vrt & .cel format using FORTRAN (or other operating mode)
- Reformats the given information
- allows us to plot a grid of points
4th Import the data into StarCD
- Creates a surface shell Mesh Grid
5th Determine Boundary/Initial Conditions
& run StarCD program
6th Read output of StarCD and determine highest areas of wind velocity for future wind turbine sitings.
7th Create a program that will determine the energy output from a wind turbine using MATLAB
8th Read output of StarCD into MATLAB to determine energy output of turbines located at different sites.