The purpose of the WAsP CFD model in windPRO is to enable windPRO users to calculate the wind resources in semi-complex or complex terrains.
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 HPC cluster operated in-house by EMD.
When submitting a WAsP CFD calculation to the EMD HPC cluster, you are only sending terrain and roughness data, no confidential site wind measurements is sent to the cluster.
The model can calculate 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 WAsP-CFD in windPRO you will need:
- WAsP 11 (or higher)
- windPRO 2.9 (or higher)
- Individual WAsP CFD Calculation credits or an EMD WAsP CFD Subscription