Articles | Volume 1, issue 1
Wind Energ. Sci., 1, 55–70, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-1-55-2016
Wind Energ. Sci., 1, 55–70, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-1-55-2016

Research article 20 May 2016

Research article | 20 May 2016

Comparison of OpenFOAM and EllipSys3D for neutral atmospheric flow over complex terrain

Dalibor Cavar et al.

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ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (27 Apr 2016) by Sandrine Aubrun
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (28 Apr 2016) by Jakob Mann(Chief Editor)
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Feasibility of a freely available CFD tool, OpenFOAM, in calculating flows of general relevance to the wind industry is investigated by comparing several aspects of its performance to a well-established in-house EllipSys3D solver. The comparison is focused on CFD solver demands regarding grid generation process and computational time. The quality and accuracy of the achieved results are investigated by conducting the computations using identical/similar solver parameters and numerical setups..