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Wind power


Civil and Environmental Engineering | Oil, Gas, and Energy


Many advances have been made during the last decade in the development and application of computational fluid dynamics (CFD), finite element analysis (FEA), numerical weather modeling, and other numerical methods as applied to the wind energy industry. The current information about this area of study may help researchers gage research efforts. Specifically, micro-siting, wind modeling and prediction, blade optimization and modeling, high resolution turbine flow modeling, support structure analysis, and noise prediction have been the main focuses of recent research. The advances in this area of research are enabling better designs and greater efficiencies than were possible previously. The trends toward system coupling, parallel computing, and replacing experiments are discussed. The shortcomings of recent research and areas of possible future research are also presented.


NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, 25, September 2013, 122-134. doi:10.1016/j.rser.2013.03.059



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Miller, A., Chang, B., Chen, G., and Issa, R. (2013). Review of Computer-Aided Numerical Simulation in Wind Energy. Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, 25, 122-134.



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