Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10553/42406
Title: Wind field diagnostic model
Authors: Rodríguez, Eduardo 
Montero, Gustavo 
Oliver, Albert 
UNESCO Clasification: 3322 Tecnología energética
Keywords: Planetary Boundary-Layer
Complex Terrain
Numerical-Simulation
Displacement Height
Similarity-Theory
Atmospheric Flow
Finite-Elements
Optimization
Adjustment
Roughness
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: 1865-3529
Journal: Green Energy and Technology 
Abstract: This chapter describesWind3D, a mass-consistent diagnostic model with an updated vertical wind profile and atmospheric parameterization. First, a description of Wind3D is provided, along with their governing equations. Next, the finite element formulation of the model and the description of the solver of the corresponding linear system are presented. Themodel requires an initial wind field, interpolated from data obtained in a fewpoints of the domain. It is constructed using a logarithmic wind profile that considers the effect of both stable boundary layer (SBL) and the convective boundary layer (CBL). One important aspect of mass-consistent models is that they are quite sensitive to the values of some of their parameters. To deal with this problem, a strategy for parameter estimation based on a memetic algorithm is presented. Finally, a numerical experiment over complex terrain is presented along with some concluding remarks.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10553/42406
ISBN: 978-3-319-76875-5
ISSN: 1865-3529
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-76876-2_4
Source: Green Energy and Technology[ISSN 1865-3529], p. 89-111
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