This article presents the analysis of the behavior of air flow on a hill in the bottom of the atmospheric boundary layer, using a general purpose software Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD). Through a comparative analysis of the results of the simulations and the experimental data with different topographies standardized hills available; It has been achieved conveniently validate the simulation procedure. Next; is two-dimensionally simulated air flow over an actual ridge; the numerical results with similar scientific studies and in a timely manner with the operating data of wind farm installed on site, achieving characterize with some detail the velocity field and turbulent domain along the kinetic energy is compared; plus get close coincidences as its magnitude with variations in the order of 1 to 2 m/s for the average horizontal velocity.
Translated title of the contributionCaracterización del Flujo de Aire en Colinas para Emplazamiento de Parques Eólicos
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-10
Number of pages10
Issue number2016
StatePublished - 12 Jul 2016


  • Complex terrain
  • Computational fluid dynamics
  • Wind flow
  • Wind power
  • Wind turbine

CACES Knowledge Areas

  • 116A Computer Science


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