WindSim and Intermap Technologies will jointly market a solution to help wind farm designers combine high-resolution elevation data with advanced modeling that can optimize wind turbine placement, according to the companies.
WindSim's computational fluid dynamics-based wind farm design software has been integrated with Intermap's high-resolution digital terrain models and canopy height models generated by the NEXTMap country-wide 3-D mapping program.
The new terrain editor in WindSim 4.9.2 adds further value by enabling interactive inspection and easier editing of high-resolution maps, according to WindSim. WindSim users can now extract Intermap's elevation data, as well as the canopy height layer, for better simulations.
Additionally, WindSim has developed a new variable-height forest model to take advantage of the available canopy height data.