Articles | Volume 4, issue 4
Wind Energ. Sci., 4, 619–632, 2019
Wind Energ. Sci., 4, 619–632, 2019
Research article
12 Nov 2019
Research article | 12 Nov 2019

Adjoint-based calibration of inlet boundary condition for atmospheric computational fluid dynamics solvers

Siamak Akbarzadeh et al.

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Short summary
The numerical flow simulation solvers are extensively used for site assessment in the wind energy industry. However, due to the complexity of flow regimes, it is essential to calibrate the important parameters of such algorithms with measurement data. In this paper, we present a computationally cheap (adjoint) solver that can be coupled with any standard gradient-based optimizer to calibrate the inflow boundary of a CFD solver using the wind speed measurements from the interior of a domain.