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Papers & Presentations

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You will see the evolution of WindSim by browsing the papers and presentations here. Typically, we address issues raised in these works in later versions of WindSim. This section serves as a good representation of our efforts to constantly refine and improve WindSim by listening to our users.

Short time ahead wind power production forecast
A. Sapronova, C. Meissner, M. Mana, WindEurope Hamburg, 2016. (pdf document 0.6 Mb)
Added value of LiDAR corretion methods from a user’s perspective
C. Schmitt, C. Meissner, WindEurope Hamburg, 2016. (pdf document 0.7 Mb)
Dynamic Line Ratings Predicted with Computational Fluid Dynamics Simulations in Complex Terrain
A. Abboud, J. Gentle, T. McJunkin, C. Meissner, P. Anderson, S. Woods, WindEurope Hamburg, 2016. (pdf document 1.8 Mb)
Dynamic Line Ratings and Wind Farm Predictions via Coupled Computational Fluid Dynamics and Weather Data
A. Abboud, J. Gentle, T. McJunkin, C. Meissner, R. Renwick, D. Hengst, WindEurope Hamburg, 2016. (pdf document 1.7 Mb)
Validation of CFD based forest modeling for large forested areas with many measurement masts
G. Kersting, C. Meissner, M. Mana, WindEurope Hamburg, 2016. (pdf document 1.6 Mb)
Wind Power Forecasting techniques in complex terrain ANN vs. ANN-CFD hybrid approach
M. Mana, F. Castellani, D. Astolfi, M. Burlando, C. Meissner, E. Piccioni, WindEurope Hamburg, 2016. (pdf document 1.7 Mb)
Downscaling MERRA Mesoscale Data for Calculating the Annual Energy Production of Norwegian Wind Farms
N. Frouzakis, C. Meissner, M. Mana, A. R. Gravdahl, EWEA Paris, 2015. (pdf document 11.6 Mb)
Machine learning for short time ahead wind power forecast
A. Sapronova, C. Meissner, M. Mana, EWEA Paris, 2015. (pdf document 10.1 Mb)
Validating Kinematic Wake Models in Complex Terrain
F. Seim, A. R. Gravdahl, M. S. Adaramola, EWEA Paris, 2015. (pdf document 5.9 Mb)
Sensitivity of Analytical Wake Models to Parameter Settings
C. Schmitt, C. Meissner, J, Borras, EWEA Paris, 2015. (pdf document 8.7 Mb)
A CFD based wind atlas method
J. Gentle, K. Myers, C. Meissner, D. Li, S. Koller, EWEA Paris, 2015. (pdf document 6.8 Mb)
Increasing Transmission Capacities By Dynamic Line Rating Based On CFD
J. Gentle, P. Hill, K. Myers, C. Meissner, D. Li, P. Anderson, EWEA Paris, 2015. (pdf document 11.7 Mb)
Benefits of using CFD for wind power forecasting in complex terrain
M. Mana, C. Meissner, D. Li, A. Bencharel, T. Galopin, EWEA Paris, 2015. (pdf document 7.3 Mb)
Downscaling MERRA Mesoscale Data for the Generation Microscale Wind Fields Using CFD
C. G. Nunalee, C. Meissner, A. Vignaroli, EWEA Barcelona, 2014. (pdf document 1.2 Mb)
Demonstration of WindSim Park Optimization
. G. Nunalee, C. Meissner, A. R. Gravdahl, EWEA Barcelona, 2014. (pdf document 1.0 Mb)
Windcube Validation Measurements In Northern Sweden
T. Jokela, P Antikainen, A. Vignaroli, F. Öhrvall, T. Mannelqvist, D. Eriksson, EWEA Vienna, 2013. (pdf document 1.0 Mb)
Wake modeling with analytical models and actuator discs
F. Castellani, G. Crasto, E. Piccioni, F. Paraggio, EWEA Vienna, 2013. (pdf document 1.4 Mb)
Modelling wind conditions for tall hub heights
D. Hilbert, C. Schmitt, C. Meissner, EWEA Vienna, 2013. (pdf document 0.7 Mb)
Short-term forecasting of energy production using cfd simulation
M. Mana, F. Corbo, C. Meissner, EWEA Vienna, 2013. (pdf document 0.7 Mb)
Terrain complexity index - comparisons between iec standard definition and new proposal
P. Morelli, A. Vignaroli, V. Mangone, EWEA Vienna, 2013. (pdf document 2.2 Mb)
Validating cfd value for aep assessment using the performance matrix method
A. Vignaroli, A. R. Gravdahl, EWEA Copenhagen, 2012. (pdf document 1.0 Mb)
Evaluation of the wind resource for a coastal site in Mexico by combining WindSim with WRF
R. Chávez-Arroyo, C. Meissner, O. Probst, EWEA Copenhagen, 2012. (pdf document 1.7 Mb)
A neural network alternative to traditional measure-correlate-predict algorithms in wind resource assessment
D. Weir, R. Sweet, C. Meissner, EWEA Copenhagen, 2012. (pdf document 0.7 Mb)
Effective turbulence - application of the iec standards
G. Crasto, A. Vignaroli, D. Li, EWEA Copenhagen, 2012. (pdf document 1.0 Mb)
A comparison between two-equation turbulence models for simulating flow over complex terrain
C. Meissner , S. Rameche Candane, A. R. Gravdahl, X. Wu, AWEA Atlanta, 2012. (pdf document 1.0 Mb)
Park optimization using IEC constraints for wind quality
K. Vogstad, C. Meissner, U. Welle-Strand Horn, EWEA Brussels, 2011. (pdf document 1.04 Mb)
Utilizing WRF data in CFD Models for Wind Energy Assessment
C. Meissner, D. Weir, EWEA Brussels, 2011. (pdf document 0.60 Mb)
CFD Validation – A Simple Approach
A. Gravdahl, C. Meissner, D. Weir, EWEA Brussels, 2011. (pdf document 0.57 Mb)
Inflow angles in complex terrain: is it possible to accurately predict them in a wind farm site?
C. Meissner, A. Fotaine, V. Vandale, EWEA Brussels, 2011. (pdf document 0.85 Mb)
Influence Of Thermal Stratification on CFD Simulations
C. Schmitt,C. Meissner, D. Weir, EWEA Brussels, 2011. (pdf document 0.96 Mb)
Correction of LIDAR remote sensing measurements by CFD simulations
C. Meissner, M. Boquet, EWEA Brussels, 2011. (pdf document 0.67 Mb)
Advances in CFD Forest Modeling in Wind Resource Asessment
C. Meissner, D. Weir, EWEA Brussels, 2011. (pdf document 0.71 Mb)
Offshore wind power prediction through CFD simulation and the actuator disc model
G. Crasto, A. Gravdahl, F. Castellani, E. Plooloni, EWEA Brussels, 2011. (pdf document 1 Mb)
INL wind researchers test cool way to stretch capacity of existing power lines
S.Chung, INL Research Communications Fellow, Idaho, 2011. (pdf document 2.0 Mb)
Extreme wind and Effective turbulence calculations in ParkOptimizer
K.Vogstad, Adger Energi Produksjon, WindSim User Meeting, Tønsberg, 2011. (pdf document 0.58 Mb)
Developments of PHOENICS as CFD engine for WindSim
T.Stelmach, CHAM, WindSim User Meeting, Tønsberg, 2011. (pdf document 1.3 Mb)
LIDAR Correction by WindSim
K.Hyun-Goo, KIER, WindSim User Meeting, Tønsberg, 2011. (pdf document 3.38 Mb)
Wind Mapping of Singapore by WindSim
K.Hyun-Goo, KIER, WindSim User Meeting, Tønsberg, 2011. (pdf document 2.91 Mb)
WindSim application in complex and flat terrain
S.Koller, Meteotest, WindSim User Meeting, Tønsberg, 2011. (pdf document 0.95 Mb)
Forest Modeling - Validation and Further Development
D.Hilbert, REpower, WindSim User Meeting, Tønsberg, 2011. (pdf document 1.18 Mb)
Towards a better understanding of complex Windsim simulations
P.Biwer, SEO, WindSim User Meeting, Tønsberg, 2011. (pdf document 1.33 Mb)
Coupling Sodar measurements with WindSim: a test case
M.Gianni, Studio Rinnovabili, WindSim User Meeting, Tønsberg, 2011. (pdf document 1.96 Mb)
Wakes simulation with the actuator disc: post-processing and power losses calculation
F.Castellani, University of Perugia, WindSim User Meeting, Tønsberg, 2011. (pdf document 3.27 Mb)
On the modeling of turbulence for flow over complex terrains
R.Candance, WindSim, WindSim User Meeting, Tønsberg, 2011. (pdf document 1.09 Mb)
Offshore wind power predictions through CFD simulation and the actuator disc model
G.Crasto, WindSim, WindSim User Meeting, Tønsberg, 2011. (pdf document 1.37 Mb)
Validating CFD's Value
A.Gravdahl, WindSim, WindSim User Meeting, Tønsberg, 2011. (pdf document 0.97 Mb)
Introduction to WindSIm 5.1
C.Meissner, WindSim, WindSim User Meeting, Tønsberg, 2011. (pdf document 0.5 Mb)
Non-neutral wind conditions in complex terrain
C.Meissner, WindSim, WindSim User Meeting, Tønsberg, 2011. (pdf document 0.9 Mb)
Comparison of resource and energy yield assessment Procedures
Li Di & A. Vigaroli, WindSim, WindSim User Meeting, Tønsberg, 2011. (pdf document 1.66 Mb)
Utilizing WRF data in WindSim for site assessment
D. Weir, WindSim, WindSim User Meeting, Tønsberg, 2011. (pdf document 1.04 Mb)
Including thermal effects in CFD simulations (paper)
C. Meissner,A.Gravdahl, B. Steensen, Brussels,EWEC, 2009. (pdf document 0.4 Mb)
Including thermal effects in CFD simulations (poster)
C. Meissner,A.Gravdahl, B. Steensen, Brussels,EWEC, 2009. (pdf document 0.3 Mb)
Coupling WindSim with meso scale systems. The GWS Micro Windmapping System
C. Albrecht; WindSim User Meeting, Tønsberg, 2008. (pdf document 5.0 Mb)
Turbulence Study In A Operating Wind Farm
A. Angulo; WindSim User Meeting, Tønsberg, 2008. (pdf document 1.1 Mb)
Advanced pre and post-processing in WindSim
F. Castellani; WindSim User Meeting, Tønsberg, 2008. (pdf document 1.4 Mb)
CFD wake modeling using a porous disc
G. Crasto; WindSim User Meeting, Tønsberg, 2008. (pdf document 0.6 Mb)
Wind resources evaluation of a complex site in central Italy
D. Fallo; WindSim User Meeting, Tønsberg, 2008. (pdf document 1.2 Mb)
When the convergence gets rough
M. Ferry; WindSim User Meeting, Tønsberg, 2008. (pps document 2.8 Mb)
Turbulence analysis using WindSim:experiences in Iref calculation
M. Gianni; WindSim User Meeting, Tønsberg, 2008. (pdf document 1.4 Mb)
Three dimensional actuator disc modelling of wind farm wake interaction
S. Ivanell; WindSim User Meeting, Tønsberg, 2008. (pdf document 3.1 Mb)
Inclusion of temperature equation
C. Meissner; WindSim User Meeting, Tønsberg, 2008. (pdf document 0.4 Mb)
Transfer of measured wind data in consideration of subsequently added obstacles
R. Pauen; WindSim User Meeting, Tønsberg, 2008. (pdf document 1.2 Mb)
Improving accuracy of nacelle-anemometer-based site calibration through CFD modelling
A. Vignaroli; WindSim User Meeting, Tønsberg, 2008. (pdf document 1.5 Mb)
WindSim Validation Study, CFD validation in Complex terrain
T. Wallbank; 2008. (pdf document 1.0 Mb)
CFD wake modeling using a porous disc (Full paper)
G. Crasto, A.R. Gravdahl; EWEC, Brussels, 2008. (pdf document 0.5 Mb)
CFD wake modeling using a porous disc (Poster)
G. Crasto, A.R. Gravdahl; EWEC, Brussels, 2008. (pdf document 0.8 Mb)
Wind energy resource evaluation in a site of central Italy by CFD simulations
D. Fallo; Thesis, University of Cagliari, DiMeCa, 2007. (pdf document 4.0 Mb)
Improvements in post-processing Windfields; Coupling Meso- and Microscale, the European Windmapping service
C. Albrecht; WindSim User Meeting, Tønsberg, 2007. (pdf document 1.7 Mb)
Experiences with 64bit WindSim
T. Blodau-Konick; WindSim User Meeting, Tønsberg, 2007. (pdf document 0.7 Mb)
Downscaling Metereological Model Data using WindSim
F. Castellani; WindSim User Meeting, Tønsberg, 2007. (pdf document 1.8 Mb)
Severe atmospheric and terrain conditions simulation: Bulgaria test case
L. Imperato; WindSim User Meeting, Tønsberg, 2007. (pdf document 1.4 Mb)
Test of WindSim for the Wind Flow with Recirculation
H. Kim; WindSim User Meeting, Tønsberg, 2007. (pdf document 4.8 Mb)
Vertical profiles with WindSim and WAsP - comparing several cases
R. Pauen; WindSim User Meeting, Tønsberg, 2007. (pdf document 0.7 Mb)
Comparison of measured wind profiles with WindSim calculations
E. Steinbach; WindSim User Meeting, Tønsberg, 2007. (pdf document 0.4 Mb)
On the Sensitivity of Numerical Wind Field Modeling
A. R. Gravdahl; WINDPOWER, Los Angeles, 2007. (pdf document 1.7 Mb)
Numerical Simulations of the Atmospheric Boundary Layer
G. Crasto; Ph.D. Thesis, University of Cagliari, DiMeCa, 2007. (pdf document 5.3 Mb)
Three dimensional wind field calculation above orographic complex terrain in Southern Europe
C. Albrecht, M. Klesitz; EWEC, Athens, 2006. (pdf document 1.5 Mb)
Wind in complex terrain. A comparison of WAsP and two CFD- models
E. Berge, A. R. Gravdahl, J. Schelling, L. Tallhaug, O. Undheim; EWEC, Athens, 2006. (pdf document 1.6 Mb)
Wind simulations on complex terrains: About the dependencies of inlet flow ortogonality
F.Castellani, A.Vignaroli, A.R. Gravdahl; EWEC, Athens, 2006. (pdf document 0.3 Mb)
Validation of CFD Wind Resource Modeling in Higly Complex Terrain
R. Cattin, B. Schafner, S. Kunz; EWEC, Athens, 2006. (pdf document 1.0 Mb)
Canopy modelling with a CFD code
A. R. Gravdahl, G. Crasto, S. Quinn, N. Mandas, F. Cambuli; EWEC, Athens, 2006. (pdf document 1.5 Mb)
CFD-RANS applications in complex terrain analysis. Numerical vs experimental results. A case study: Cozzovallefondi wind farm in Sicily.
J. Maza, G. Nicoletti; EWEC, Athens, 2006. (pdf document 1.9 Mb)
Micro-scale effects over the wind:modelling flow around buildings with WindSim- Phoenics
P. Moreno et al.; EWEC, Athens, 2006. (pdf document 0.4 Mb)
A canopy model for WindSim 4.5
G. Crasto; WindSim Workshop, Kassel, 2006. (pdf document 0.9 Mb)
A new technique to improve expected AEP estimation in very complex terrain
F.Castellani, G. Franceschini; WindSim User Meeting, Tønsberg, 2005. (ppt document 9.3 Mb), contact AIAA for the full paper; see abstract Abstract (pdf document 0.1 Mb)
A canopy model for WindSim 4.5
G. Crasto; WindSim User Meeting, Tønsberg, 2005. (ppt document 4.9 Mb)
WindSim in Complex Terrain: test case Castronovo, Sicily
C. Albrecht, M. Klesitz; WindSim User Meeting, Tønsberg, 2005. (pdf document 0.7 Mb)
Using WindSim for Pollutant Dispersion
A. Vignaroli; WindSim User Meeting, Tønsberg, 2005. (ppt document 1.8 Mb)
Alpine Windharvest
B. Schaffner, R. Cattin; EU-Interreg III b project, 2005. (WWW)
Wind Flow over Complex Terrain: Application of Linear and CFD Models
P. Moreno, A. R. Gravdahl, M. Romero; European Wind Energy Conference and Exhibition, Madrid, 2003. (Word document 1.3 Mb)
Wind Modeling in Mountains: Intercomparison and Validation of Models
B. Schaffner, A. R. Gravdahl; European Wind Energy Conference and Exhibition, Madrid, 2003. (Word document 4.2 Mb zipped)
Power prediction and siting - When the terrain gets rough
A. R. Gravdahl, S. Rorgemoen, M. Thogersen; The World Wind Energy Conference and Exhibition, Berlin, 2002 (Word document 0.2 Mb)
WindSim - Flow Simulations in Complex Terrain
A. R. Gravdahl, K. Harstveit; 5th German Wind Energy Conference, Wilhelmshaven, 2000. (Pdf document 0.2 Mb)
Wind field simulations at Askervein hill
J. Leroy; Technical report VECTOR_9910_100, 1999. (Pdf document 2.8 Mb)
Meso scale modeling with a Reynolds Averaged Navier-Stokes Solver
A. R. Gravdahl; 31th IEA Experts Meeting - State of the Art of Wind Resource Estimation, Risø 1998. (Pdf document 0.9 Mb)