OpenFOAM solutions coupled with WRF for wind power estimation

Leblebici, Engin
Tuncer, İsmail Hakkı
The open source flow solver OpenFOAM is coupled with the mesoscale weather prediction software WRF in order to predict the atmospheric flows in complex terrains more accurately and to predict the daily wind energy production potential accurately. The low resolution, unsteady WRF solution provides the spatially varying unsteady boundary conditions for OpenFOAM solutions on high resolution terrain fitted viscous grids. Coupled OpenFOAM solutions are successfully obtained for Mersin/Mut region in Turkey. It is shown that the coupled solutions agree with the WRF solutions in general and compare well with the wind mast data available.
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E. Leblebici and İ. H. Tuncer, “OpenFOAM solutions coupled with WRF for wind power estimation,” presented at the 9th AIAA Atmospheric and Space Environments Conference, 05 - 09 June 2017, Denver, United States Of America, 2017, Accessed: 00, 2021. [Online]. Available: