Meteodyn Universe 1.5 is now released! Discover its new features and improvements.
We’ve released a new version of Meteodyn Universe, turning our software platform to a complete software suite, including 4 new software, additionally to Meteodyn WT. Thanks to those, we now have a single software solution for wind farms that is modular, flexible, and collaborative.
Meteodyn WT has also been updated with new features and many improvements, including a new solver for CFD computations.
Four new products
Meteodyn Universe now includes four new software. Click on each of them below to obtain more information about their features.
Meteodyn GCS extracts and analyzes mesoscale climate data anywhere on land and up to 100 km offshore.
It is possible to extract the mesoscale data in a few minutes using an integrated selected grid. 40 years of historical data are available, including all wind characteristics as well as air temperature, humidity, and atmospheric pressure.
It can be used together with Meteodyn WDA.
Meteodyn WDA verifies, completes, and analyzes measured wind data. The software is versatile as it can process mast, stations, LIDAR and SODAR data. A specific marking system called "Flagging" detects errors according to advanced and customizable rules, it then classifies the data into several categories. Afterwards, it is possible to complete and extrapolate the consolidated data using the MCP (Measure-Correlate-Predict) method.
Meteodyn WDA uses multiple filters to analyze all wind characteristics and ensure their compliance with IEC standards.
Meteodyn WFO selects the wind turbine types and optimizes their layout according to several customizable parameters. Based on resource maps, the Meteodyn WFO software algorithm can find a turbine layout with the highest production contemplating wake effects and reducing cost (LCOE, Fitness) while having multiple constraints. Meteodyn WFO is intended for wind farm design or the repowering of an existing project while optimizing the production or cost.
Meteodyn WPA monitors the performance of wind farms. The software automatically analyzes the SCADA data of wind turbines, then presents the data on graphs or on combined indicators. The software automatically detects and classifies the operating statuses of wind turbines into different categories. This function makes it possible to evaluate the real power curve of the wind turbines on the actual site and compare it with the manufacturer’s one. The power curves obtained can then be analyzed over time using the data crossing tool. This makes it possible to detect a loss of energy production, analyze failures of wind turbines and help diagnose underperformance.
A new solver for the CFD computations
The CFD solver has been upgraded to improve the CFD convergence on complex sites. A new limit condition to the turbulent kinetic energy equation has been introduced. Convergence improvement is observed for divergence cases and low convergence cases (convergence rate <95%).
A significant increase of the convergence rate has been observed on hundreds of CFD computation cases.
Management of RAM and number of cores for the synthesis execution
Points computation is distributed between a number of cores defined by the user. Each core runs a part of the synthesis’ points. If other computations (CFD for example) use resources, the synthesis will wait for the requested number of cores to be available.
Stop & Results
If the user considers that the convergence is sufficient and that the results will be accurate enough, he can stop the CFD calculation at any iteration and use the results, thus saving computation time and computer resources.
Convergence – Expert mode
On the opposite, it is now possible to compute all iterations, even if convergence has been reached. A checkbox "Force all iterations” has been added.
There are two possibilities to finish a CFD computation:
- The number of maximum iterations entered by user has been reached.
- The convergence limit equals a 100% or the user parameter has been reached.
The user can now overlay multiple orographic files (TIFF or GeoServer data).
Display of horizontal cuts at any available height
This tool allows the visualization of the CFD results on the full domain and at any horizontal height, avoiding the need to create several mappings for a simple visualization.
It is now possible to define mappings of different sizes or with different coordinates X/Y/H for the computations, without having to create different projects.
More convenient for the user, this feature is also a real time-saver!
IEC summary export file
It is now possible to export the IEC summary in a file and to visualize the data on graphs. The user can also select more results to export.
RAM estimation tool
The RAM (Random Access Memory) required for the CFD computation can now be estimated prior to the launch.
This tool helps to avoid computations failure due to a lack of computer resources.
Digitalization tool for roughness correspondence file
As requested by some users, correspondence tables can now be created for roughness files imported with a code (SHP and TIFF files).
Computations’ properties display and CSV exports
All CFD computations’ properties can be displayed in the same window simultaneously, making the results comparison easier. They can also all be exported as .CSV files at once.
Power and thrust curves tables into the synthesis properties
All the data imported from the wind turbines, such as turbine type, power and thrust curves are now available in the synthesis and can be visualized on graphs or tables.
It is more convenient for the users using the export function to stock their projects for later consultancy. This way, they will always know what turbine characteristics were used in the original project.
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