Development of openFOAM - WRF coupling methodolgy for wind power production estimations

Leblebici, Engin
Tuncer, İsmail Hakkı
The objective of the this study is the development of a tool to predict daily wind energy production potentialaccurately for a region of interest. For that purpose, mesoscale weather prediction model WRF (WeatherResearch and Forecast) is coupled with the Opensource CFD solver OpenFOAM via using low resolutionWRF data as unsteady and spatially varying boundary condtions in the CFD solver OpenFOAM. For thatpurpose, a new boundary condition class (timevaryingmixed) in OpenFOAM was developed and utilized. 12hour WRF coupled OpenFOAM solutions are performed in Mersin/Mut region in Turkey where a met-mastis located for validation purposes. Unlike other methodologies, capability of time resolved energy predictionis attained in this study and also, observation data is not a must. As time is of essence for predictions,paralleling the process is crucial. Studies for the parallelization of the process is ongoin
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E. Leblebici and İ. H. Tuncer, “Development of openFOAM - WRF coupling methodolgy for wind power production estimations,” presented at the SOWE 2016 The Fourth Symposium on OpenFOAM in Wind Energy, (02 - 05 Mayıs 2016), Delft, Hollanda, 2016, Accessed: 00, 2021. [Online]. Available: