The purpose of the WAsP CFD model in windPRO is to enable the windPRO user to calculate the wind resources in semi-complex or complex terrains.
Requirements for WAsP-CFD
WAsP CFD in windPRO works much the same way as a traditional WAsP analysis and it needs the same data for the calculation, i.e. at least some wind data, a digital elevation model and a roughness model. Due to the very demanding nature of the CFD calculations, the actual CFD analysis is made on the Cerebrum highperformance computer cluster operated at EMD.
The model is capable of calculating both a wind resource maps and individual wind turbine positions, but the actual CFD-analysis is always done in tiles with the central domain sized 2 km x 2 km.
In order to operate the WAsP-CFD in windPRO you will need:
- WAsP 11 (or higher)
- windPRO 2.9 (or higher)
- WAsP CFD Calculation credits
WAsP CFD Calculations Credits costs EUR 100 per credits as well as we also offer different EMD WAsP CFD subscription options. WAsP CFD Calculation credits can be purchased from EMD – either online or by contacting email@example.com