May 08, 2012 08:00 ET

WindSim AS Introduces WindSim Version 5.1 With Powerful Tools for Wind Resource & Energy Assessors, Meteorologists, and Researchers

Results Show Improved Accuracy and Bankable AEP; Maximized Wind Farm Performance; Minimized Risk, Downtime and Maintenance Cost

BOSTON, MA and TONSBERG, NORWAY--(Marketwire - May 8, 2012) - WindSim AS, a pioneer and leading provider of CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) technology used to optimize wind turbine placement, wind performance, and bankable AEP, announced the release of WindSim 5.1 which includes a long list of new features, added functionality, and valuable extensions.

Arne Gravdahl, Ph.D., Founder and CEO of WindSim AS, said, "Our WindSim CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) technology is used to optimize wind turbine placement and performance. Using WindSim from early concept evaluation, through engineering to operation, secures overall capital and operating cost effectiveness. WindSim 5.1 broadens our commitment to the wind resource assessment community, and enables the minimization of risk and ensures efficient, predictable, and safe operations."

Download Evaluation | WindSim 5.1 Highlights:

    Calculates the energy production of your wind farm from CFD downscaled mesoscale weather predictions corrected by Artificial Neural Networks
    Define the turbine class by the IEC 61400-1, edition 3, and amendment 1 (2010). Inclusion of the wake added turbulence by the Frandsen model
    The K-omega Wilcox model is ready with improvements in complex sites
    Run wind field simulations while working in other modules or projects
    Via either the Terrain Editor or WindSim Express, see separate news below, you can easily convert from a large variety of formats to the WindSim terrain format using Global Mapper

Upcoming is WindSim Express, which makes CFD based micro-siting a simple three step procedure. First, name your project. Second, load your turbine positions and measurement data. Finally, set the resolution of the numerical model.

WindSim Express automatically downloads a terrain model of the area of interest and runs the simulations. It runs standalone, but works also as a wizard for setting up projects in WindSim. It will be bundled with WindSim 5.2 for free. Available now as a stand-alone product for WindSim 5.1 Users.

WindSim serves as a platform to support add-on modules; Remote Sensing Correction Tool, Multiple Core Utilization, and Park Optimizer. You can decide to take advantage of the powerful functionality delivered in a particular module whenever it makes sense for you.

Product Demos & Training at WINDPOWER 2012 Atlanta, GA JUNE 3-6

WindSim 5.1 will be demonstrated at the WindSim Booth #6248, at the AWEA WINDPOWER 2012 Exhibition and Conference, JUNE 3-6 in Atlanta, GA. WindSim Software Training will be held on June 6th in meeting room A316 Georgia World Congress Center from 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM.

Price and Availability

WindSim 5.1 software is currently available for purchase. A New Release Campaign with 20% discount is being offered through the end of June 2012. Academic Pricing Available.

Visit WindSim at WINDPOWER 2012 in Atlanta, GA June 3-6; booth #6248.

About WindSim

WindSim develops and delivers advanced software solutions and consulting services that help worldwide wind energy industry leaders design more profitable wind farms. WindSim, the company's flagship product, is a world-class software solution based on CFD that combines advanced numeric processing with compelling 3D visualization in a user-friendly interface.

Founded in 1993, WindSim is privately-held and venture-backed with offices and partners in Brazil, China, Costa Rica, Greece, Italy, Serbia, Korea, Norway, Spain, Turkey and USA.

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