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Download and Installation

Requirements

The toolbox requires Matlab/Simulink (current release only tested with version 2012a and 2013a). If you use earlier versions of Matlab/Simulink then try to download earlier SimWindFarm versions below.

Download

The toolbox is available in zipped format here (V1.1).

Install

For easiest use of the toolbox make sure you have write permissions to the Matlab path-file. Else you have to redo the install every time you start Matlab.

  1. Unzip the software to a suitable location

  2. Run install.m

  3. Open the Simulink Library browser and there should be a new SimWindFarm item

  4. Note that you should have an installed Matlab mex compiler (run mex -setup)

Wind Data Packages

The wind data has been seperated from the main toolbox as the simulator package grows exeedingly large.

Mean:15 m/s Turbulence: 0.1 SimTime:1000

  • Mean wind speed: 15.00 [m/s]

  • Grid size: 15 [m]

  • Field Length: 2000 [m]

  • Field Width: 3000 [m]

  • Simulation time: 1000 [s]

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No Taylor - Mean:15 m/s Turbulence: 0.1 SimTime:1000

  • Mean wind speed: 15.00 [m/s]

  • Grid size: 15 [m]

  • Field Length: 2000 [m]

  • Field Width: 3000 [m]

  • Simulation time: 1000 [s]

  • Turbulence intensity: 0.1

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Change log

v1.1

  • Included added turbulence

v1.0

  • Tested with Matlab/Simulink 2012a and 2013a

  • Wind field size automatically adjusted to size of wind farm upon creation

  • Stated to use the new Dataset format for data logging

  • Added possibility for pausing and restarting wake simulation

  • Fixed assignement of new windfields function (when double-clicking the Wind Field block)

  • Added wt_perf data for calculating Cp and Ct surfaces

  • Corrected a number of minor bugs

  • Updated documentation

  • Download simwindfarm here (V1.0).

v0.8

  • Tested with Matlab/Simulink 2010a

  • First release with new wind generation method

  • Complete restructuring of the toolbox to allow for both old and new wind model

  • Implemented a new wake deficit and merging model with the new wind generation method

  • Updated documentation

  • Download simwindfarm here (V0.8).

v0.7.2

  • Fixed a bug in version checking in windows

  • Fixed installation script

  • Fixed bug in wind field animation

  • Small updates to documentation

  • Download simwindfarm here (V0.7.2).

v0.7.1

  • Documentation update

  • Data logging consistency improved

  • Parameter update for Network Operator and Grid

  • Movie generation option added

  • Warnings handled

  • New version checking

  • Download simwindfarm here (V0.7.1).

v0.7

  • Initial release

  • Download simwindfarm here (V0.7).