A Localized Meshless Technique for Generating 3-D Wind Fields
AbstractA localized meshless method is used to simulate 3-D atmospheric wind fields for wind energy assessment and emergency response. The meshless (or mesh-free) method with radial basis functions (RBFs) alleviates the need to create a mesh required by finite difference, finite volume, and finite element methods. The method produces a fast solution that converges with high accuracy, establishing 3-D wind estimates over complex terrain. The method does not require discretization of the domain or boundary and removes the need for domain integration. The meshless method converges exponentially for smooth boundary shapes and boundary data, and is insensitive to dimensional constraints. Coding of the method is very easy and can be done using MATLAB or MAPLE. By employing a localized RBF procedure, 3-D wind fields can be established from sparse meteorological data. The meshless method can be easily run on PCs and hand-held mobile devices. This article summarizes previous work where the meshless method has successfully simulated 3D wind fields over various environments, along with the equations used to obtain the simulations. View Full-Text
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Pepper, D.W.; Ramos Gonzalez, M. A Localized Meshless Technique for Generating 3-D Wind Fields. Computation 2018, 6, 17.
Pepper DW, Ramos Gonzalez M. A Localized Meshless Technique for Generating 3-D Wind Fields. Computation. 2018; 6(1):17.Chicago/Turabian Style
Pepper, Darrell W.; Ramos Gonzalez, Maria. 2018. "A Localized Meshless Technique for Generating 3-D Wind Fields." Computation 6, no. 1: 17.
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