2nd Symposium on OpenFOAM in Wind Energy
National Wind Technolgy Center - photo courtesy of Denis Schroeder/NREL
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19 May 2014
University of Colorado, Boulder
Wolf Law Building, Courtroom, 1st Floor

08:00 - 08:30Registration
08:30 - 08:45Introduction

Session 1: Wind Turbine Aerodynamics and Wakes

Session Chairs: Wided Medjroubi (University of Oldenburg) and Peter Hamlington (University of Colorado, Boulder)
08:45 - 09:10Nathan, J.,  Analysis of the Sweeped Actuator Line Method
09:10 - 09:35Vijayakumar, G., Blade Boundary Layer Resolved Computations of the NREL 5MW Rotor in a Realistic Atmospheric Boundary Layer Using Hybrid URANS-LES
09:35 - 10:00Nandi, T., Prediction and Analysis of the Interaction Between Nonsteady Transition and Separation on an Oscillating S809 Airfoil
10:00 - 10:25
Gillebaart, T., Implementation of Fluid-Structure-Control-Interaction Applied to Smart Rotor Control
10:45 - 11:10
Break
11:10 - 11:35
Debnath, M., Understanding Stratification Effects on the Wake of a Wind Turbine Using The OpenFOAM Platform
11:35 - 12:00
Fleming, P., Wind Plant Control Simulation Experiments with the SOWFA Super-Controller
12:00 - 12:25
Argwal, B., On Assessing the Impact of Wake Turbulence on Wind Turbine Noise
12:25 - 13:40
Lunch
13:40 - 13:55
Session 1 Summary

Session 2: Site Assessment and Wind Plant Aerodynamics
Session Chairs: Scott Haynes (Iberdrola Renewables) and Carlos Peralta (Fraunhofer IWES)
13:55 - 14:20
Pillai, A., Study of Atmospheric Flows in a Complex Site in India Using ZephyTOOLS CFD Modeling
14:20 - 14:45
Oxley, G., Validation of VestasFOAM CFD Generated Wind Resource Mapping Based on Performance Data from 50 Operational Wind Farms
14:45 - 15:10
Kalvig, S., On Offshore Wind Turbine Fatigue Caused by Wave Influenced Wind
15:10 - 15:30
Break
15:30 - 15:55
Mahmoudi, J., Validation of the Open Source OffWind1 toolkit using the the Lillgrund Wind Farm Data
15:55 - 16:20
Rokade, S., Validation of ZephyTOOLS CFD Modeling and IEC Site Suitability in Andhra Lake (INDIA)
16:20 - 16:45
Churchfield, M., Comparing OpenFOAM, WRF, and WAsP for Wind Energy Site Assessment
16:45 - 17:00
Session 2 Summary


20 May 2014
University of Colorado, Boulder
Wolf Law Building, Courtroom, 1st Floor

08:00 - 08:30
Registration

Session 3: Atmospheric Flow
Session Chairs: Kiran Bhaganagar (University of Texas at San Antonio) and Ganesh Vijayakumar (Penn State University)
08:30 - 08:55
Wilson, J., RANS Modeling of Stably-Stratified Turbulent Boundary Layer Flows in OpenFOAM
08:55 - 09:20
Peralta, C., Unifed RANS-LES model for the simulation of neutrally stratifed flows
09:20 - 09:45
Bautista, M., Atmospheric surface layer modeling using RANS and hybrid models
09:45 - 10:10
Riedel, V., Validation of ZephyTOOLS at Tauernwindpark Oberzeiring in the Austrian Alps
10:10 - 10:30
Break
10:30 - 10:55
Chavez, R., On the Systematic Validation of OpenFOAM for Atmospheric Modeling Applications
10:55 - 11:20

AlSam, A., OpenFoam SGS Model Performance in Complex Terrain

11:20 - 11:35
Session 3 Summary

Session 4: Other Topics Including Meshing, Algorithms, Post-processing, Parallel Performance
Session Chairs: Eric Paterson (Virginia Tech University) and Pat Moriarty (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)
11:35 - 12:00
Velden, W., On the Spanwise Coherence of a Beveled Flat Plate
12:00 - 12:25
Zhang, D., Study of Wave Forces on Offshore Platform by Driect CFD and Morison
12:25 - 13:40
Lunch
13:40 - 14:05
Dunbar, A., Application of a Tightly-Coupled CFD/6-DOF Solver for Simulating Offshore Wind Turbine Platforms
14:05 - 14:30
Gancarski, P., Meshing Procedure for Atmospheric Wind Flow Modelling
14:30 - 14: 55
Rahimi, H., A Mesh-Generator Tool Fof Aerodynamics Simulation Wind Turbines in OpenFOAM
14:55 - 15:15
Balakrishnan, R., An Assessmetn of the Performance of OpenFOAM for Simulationg Turbulent Flows: Case Studies on the IBM Blue Gene/Q
15:15 - 15:40
Break
15:40 - 16:05
Lavely, A., An Extension of Atmospheric Boundary Layer Solvers to Include the PISO- Simple Algorithm
16:05 - 16:30
Sideroff, C., SLIM: Semi-Linear Implicit Method for Transient Problems
16:30 - 16:45
Session 4 Summary


21 May 2014
University of Colorado, Boulder, Wolf Law Building, Courtroom, 1st Floor

National Renewable Energy Laboratory, National Wind Technology Center
09:00 - 10:00
Open Discussion/Recommendations Sessions 1 & 2
10:00 - 11:00
Open Discussion/Recommendations Sessions 3 & 4
11:00 - 11:30
Travel from the University of Colorado to the National Wind Technology Center (Transporation Provided)
11:30 - 12:30
Tour of the National Wind Technology Center (registration required)
12:30 - 13:00
Travel from the National Wind Technology Center back to the University of Colorado  (Transporation Provided)
13:00 - 13:30
Lunch at the University of Colorado
13:30 - 15:30
Tutorial/Overview of NREL's OpenFOAM-based Simulator for Wind Farm Applicatons (SOWFA) at the University of Colorado





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