Windpower Engineering and Development staff members have left Chicago and AWEA’s Windpower 2013 conference, but the photos endure. Below is the final installation of the Windpower 2013 photoblog. Enjoy! And that’s it for the AWEA Windpower 2013 photoblog series. I hope you had a great time in the windy city and helped make business move.
Alison Lucas / Instructor/ WindFarmer Instructor / GL Garrad Hassan / www.windfarmer.com WindFarmer, a software package developed by GL Garrad Hassan, has been a useful and trusted platform for wind-farm design and analysis since its inception in 1998. The recent version 5.1 delivers its latest upgrades. A key aspect of modern software for designing wind farms,
This article was written from a presentation by Homan Seyedin and Frank Richert. Reducing costs is a big deal for any product design team. A new turbine manufacturer in Germany, SkyWind, has given a good deal of thought to revising most of what passes for a modern turbine. Company engineers have devised a method whereby
ZF Services, LLC, the strategic aftermarket business unit of ZF Friedrichshafen AG, is nearing the completion of an expansion of its wind service operations. With the expected completion of the 2.5-MW test bench in March, ZF Services, LLC is achieving all the major milestones of finishing the project on time. ZF Services was awarded a
Stephanie Van Kempen, Senior Modeling Specialist, AWS Truepower Nick Robinson, Director of openWind, AWS Truepower, www.awstruepower.com OpenWind Enterprise is wind-project design and optimization software for professional wind developers. Comprehensive features in the software let users conduct wind-flow modeling, estimate energy yields, and calculate loss and uncertainty. Recent additions to the software, Time-Series Energy Capture, and refinements to the
AWS Truepower, LLC, a renewable energy consulting and information service, has released its quarterly analytical Wind Trends Bulletins for Europe, India, and North America. Each report independently reviews wind resource performance based on AWS Truepower’s long-term simulated wind resource data set. Third quarter key findings indicate that wind speeds varied throughout these regions. Europe: Most
Tony Lennon/Industry Manager – Industrial Automation and Machinery/Mathworks/www.mathworks.com Wind-farm developers must make accurate calculations about a farm’s capability to maintain its electrical output under scenarios that include wind availability, turbine conditions, and transmission-system interaction at the grid point of connection. Similar calculations are useful for a better understanding of the farm’s specified performance compared to
Watching slow turning turbines on a prairie wind farm may convey a sense of serenity. But there is more going on than meets the eye. Some of that is revealed in the stunning images of air flow and turbulence generated by Postdoctoral Scholar Raymond Chow and Professor C.P. van Dam at UC Davis in California.
The developer of Actran Release 13.0 says this acoustics simulation offers engineers improved performance, new capabilities and ease-of-use features for reducing and optimizing sound in products. New elements and boundary conditions: With support for rigid body elements, users can model rigid connections between different parts and apply required boundary conditions, providing them with modeling flexibility.
North America’s wind power industry has developed an unfortunate reputation for producing energy at levels less than those predicted by pre-construction energy assessments. While not all projects underperform, many do. Ongoing research suggests the five factors covered in this article are major contributors to over prediction in energy assessments. This article provides questions that project