WindSim 8 includes many new features, added functionality, and valuable extensions requested by our users. Today there is a clear trend towards cloud computing. Flow simulations inevitably generate huge amounts of data. In WindSim 8 we have managed to reduce the required data storage, which has been the main bottleneck for more extensive usage of cloud computing. Improved speed of the parallel solver is also an attractive new development with respect to cloud computing.
NEW FEATURES INCLUDES
Binary files and usage of 7z to reduce the size of the projects. Advanced settings button in the GUI to activate the use of binary files.
Improved speed of parallel solver
New method for extreme wind calculation
Extreme wind calculation with less than two years of data
Compatibility with WindSim Power Forecasting
Export of look-up tables used in WindSim Power Forecasting
Improved batch mode
The batch mode in the Wind Fields module is now transferring the sectors directly to the new Queue Tool
Wind Resources module
Less memory consumption when doing the wind resource map for a regular grid
The wake influenced wind speed per turbine is given in the energy table
Post-processing with global coordinates
A file with global coordinates in .scl file format in the dtm (digital terrain model) folder is written which makes it easy for the user to display their 2d results based on our .scl result files.
More pictures in the word report e.g. of the forested area if forest is activated and of all wind resource maps if more than one climatology is used in the module Wind Resources
Chinese version of the Word report
IMPORTANT BUG FIXES
All problems reported under the release notes for version 7.0 are fixed
Forest with automatic gridding is working now
Bug fix to prevent negative values in effective turbulence calculation
Correct display of extraction layer height in wrg export when weighting against all climatologies
Terrain Editor georeferencing is working now
MCP (Measure-Correlate-Predict) based on ANN (Artificial Neural Networks) is working now