Addressing wind resource potential in the built environment

Susan W. Stewart, Sue Ellen Haupt, Julia A. Cole

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Abstract

This study addresses the issue of siting wind turbines on existing structures in the built environment for optimal performance. Annually averaged wind power maps were produced over the surface of two different building types using a Detached Eddy Simulation (DES) model in order to assess the feasibility of building integrated wind under various wind resource conditions. The modeling approach was first applied to a cubical geometry for which validation of the CFD results was possible with existing field measurements. A pitched roof building was also modeled to study the power density over top of typical residential shaped structures. The average annual power density for twenty-seven locations over the top of the modeled structures was analyzed under varying wind direction distributions (wind roses). The overall results of this study have the potential to inform the wind energy and built environment communities on best practices for siting wind turbines on or near buildings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationASME 2011 5th International Conference on Energy Sustainability, ES 2011
Pages2223-2235
Number of pages13
EditionPARTS A, B, AND C
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2011
EventASME 2011 5th International Conference on Energy Sustainability, ES 2011 - Washington, DC, United States
Duration: Aug 7 2011Aug 10 2011

Publication series

NameASME 2011 5th International Conference on Energy Sustainability, ES 2011
NumberPARTS A, B, AND C

Other

OtherASME 2011 5th International Conference on Energy Sustainability, ES 2011
CountryUnited States
CityWashington, DC
Period8/7/118/10/11

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

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    Stewart, S. W., Haupt, S. E., & Cole, J. A. (2011). Addressing wind resource potential in the built environment. In ASME 2011 5th International Conference on Energy Sustainability, ES 2011 (PARTS A, B, AND C ed., pp. 2223-2235). (ASME 2011 5th International Conference on Energy Sustainability, ES 2011; No. PARTS A, B, AND C). https://doi.org/10.1115/ES2011-54812