TurbSim & Design Codes Update Workshops

Dear Wind Turbine Modeling Enthusiast,

Based on the level of interest and indicated participant availability from our recent polling, we are planning to sponsor a three-day workshop on September 22-24, 2008 covering the topic of stochastic turbulent inflow and its simulation, with particular reference to the theory, use, and applications of the NREL TurbSim inflow turbulence simulation code. On September 25, we will hold a workshop to introduce the latest improvements in other DOE-sponsored design codes: FAST, BModes, AeroDyn, PreComp, NuMAD, and MCrunch (the new Matlab[R]-based version of the post-processor Crunch).

At the present time we are planning to hold these workshops at the facilities of NREL’s National Wind Technology Center south of Boulder, Colorado. DOE security regulations require that we obtain site access approval for our international colleagues several days in advance of the opening session on September 22nd. We will be furnishing information for the requirement to obtain this access as well as general logistical information about the workshops later this year when we have a more complete list of attendees. We have set up an online poll using the Doodle[R] Polling/Scheduling facility for those who wish to indicate their current intention to attend the workshops and to whom we can communicate regarding the details of the workshops.

The link to the Doodle Poll is

http://www.doodle.ch/participation.html?pollId=wawqux7rg5auhs97

We have attached a short letter that explains the workshop details. We will be addressing the logistical details over the next few months and communicating them to those interested in attending well in advance of the scheduled meeting. The link to this letter is

http://wind.nrel.gov/public/Kelley/TurbSim%20Workshop/TurbSim-Codes%20Workshop%20Letter%20No.2.pdf

Further details (including a registration form) regarding the upcoming TurbSim and Design Codes Workshops at the NWTC will be sent out next week.

Stay tuned…

Dear Wind Turbine Modeling Enthusiasts,

We have been making further plans for the TurbSim and Design Codes Workshops to be held at the National Wind Technology Center September 22-25, 2008. If you are planning to attend, please complete the registration form and return it to Bonnie Jonkman by September 5. Due to space constraints, we are limited to 35 attendees. See the links to the following documents for a tentative agenda as well as lodging information, directions, and security procedures.

If you are unable to attend the meeting(s), but would like to participate remotely, please let us know. If there is interest, we will set up a net-meeting and audio conference call, allowing remote attendees to see the presentations on their computers and participate in conversations over the phone.

We are looking forward to seeing you at the workshops next month.

Best Regards,

Bonnie Jonkman
+1 (303) 384-6907

Neil Kelley
(303) 384-6923

Jason Jonkman
(303) 384-7026

Dear Wind Turbine Modeling Enthusiasts,

Thank you to all who have already registered for the upcoming TurbSim and Design Codes Workshops. For those of you who are planning to attend but have not yet registered, please remember to send your completed registration form to Bonnie Jonkman by Friday, September 5. You can download the form at http://wind.nrel.gov/public/Kelley/TurbSim%20Workshop/.

Many people have expressed interest in the net-meeting/conference call, and we are setting that up. Please let us know if you are planning to attend remotely, if you have not already done so. We will send instructions for joining the net meeting and conference call in a future communication.

Best Regards,
Bonnie Jonkman

Neil Kelley

Jason Jonkman

PDFs of the presentations from the TurbSim Workshop last month are located here: http://wind.nrel.gov/public/Kelley/TurbSim%20Workshop/WorkshopDocuments/

The presentations from the Design Codes Workshop are located here: http://wind.nrel.gov/public/Kelley/TurbSim%20Workshop/WorkshopDocuments/DesignCodesWorkshop/