Application of an H-Adaptive Finite Element Model for Wind Energy Assessment in Nevada
A multiscale modeling project for wind energy assessment in central Nevada has been conducted. The PSU/NCAR fifth-generation Mesoscale Model (MM5) was used in conjunction with an h-adaptive finite element model and local tower data for a 1-year cycle for the central region. The MM5 results and the local tower data are used as input into the microscale h-adaptive FEM model. The h-adaptive module permits resolution down to meter levels, allowing more accurate details regarding topographic features and wind velocity vectors. Multiscale results for assessing wind energy potential are presented in the form of monthly averaged wind power density maps. Potential locations for establishing wind farms in the region are discussed.
Dynamics and Dynamical Systems | Energy Systems | Harmonic Analysis and Representation | Mechanical Engineering | Oil, Gas, and Energy | Sustainability
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Application of an H-Adaptive Finite Element Model for Wind Energy Assessment in Nevada.
Renewable Energy, 32(10),