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WITTS

WiTTS is the Wind Turbine and Turbulence Simulator, developed by Dr. Shengbai Xie as part of his Ph.D. under the supervision of Dr. Archer. Features of WiTTS include:

- 4th-order finite-difference or pseudo-spectral incompressible large-eddy simulation (LES) code;

- written in Fortran 77 and MPI parallelized in three directions;

- actuator line model for wind turbines.

Relevant publications

Xie. S., C. L. Archer, N. Ghaisas, and C. Meneveau, 2016: Benefits of collocating vertical-axis and horizontal-axis wind turbines in large wind farms. Wind Energy, doi: 10.1002/we.1990. 

Xie, S., N. Ghaisas, and C. L. Archer, 2015: Sensitivity issues in finite-difference large-eddy simulations of the atmospheric boundary layer with dynamic subgrid scale models. Boundary-Layer Meteorology, 157(3), 421-445, doi: 10.1007/s10546-015-0071-3.

Xie, S., and C. L. Archer, 2015: Self-similarity and turbulence characteristics of wind turbine wakes via large-eddy simulation, Wind Energy, 18(10), 1815–1838, doi: 10.1002/we.1792. 

 

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