Computational Fluid Dynamics Approach to Wind Energy Calculation and Assessment of Wind Resource of Aegean Region in Turkey

Yavuz V., Deniz A.

MESAEP-18th International Symposium on Environmental Pollution and Its Impact on Life in the Mediterranean Region, Athens, Greece, 26 - 30 September 2015, pp.261

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Summary Text
  • City: Athens
  • Country: Greece
  • Page Numbers: pp.261
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


In this study, one of the problem that frequently encountered in the calculation of wind energy, calculation of complex fluid was examined by using CDF-based WindSim Software for Aegean region of Turkey. The scope of this work, the behavior of the wind on the field selected, calculated through WindSim Software and micro-positioning were performed on the region considering the IEC conditions and maximum annual energy production. After then, the maximum annual production of the turbine is calculated. WindSim is Computational Fluid Dynamics based software. This software, because of the infrastructure, especially in areas with rough terrain such as Turkey, which allow the calculation of more accurate and realistic behavior of the wind. At the same time, by the using of 3TIER data which based on so many years of data, the wind potential (wind speed, directional distributions, etc.) and temporal changes were examined. In addition, the capacity factor of the region comparing the results of WindPro (fluid-based software) and performance anaysis were made.