Wind field simulation (text-based input)
Updated 27 Mar 2022
Wind turbulence generation using text-based input files
For a more robust and time-efficient Matlab implementation, see https://se.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/fileexchange/68632-wind-field-simulation-the-fast-version.
A method to simulate spatially correlated turbulent wind histories is implemented following [1,2]. Two possible vertical wind profiles and two possible wind spectra are implemented. The user is free to implement new ones. The wind co-coherence is a simple exponential decay as done by Davenport . If the wind field is simulated in a grid, the function windSim.m should be used (cf. Examples 1 and 2). For a more complex geometry, such as a radial grid, the function windSim.m has an optional parameter to include two inputs (cf. Example3.mlx): The first one contains the wind properties, and the second one contains the coordinates of the nodes where wind histories are simulated (cf. Example 3).
The folder windSim.zip contains:
- 1 input file INPUT.txt for Example1.m
- 1 input file INPUT_MAST.txt for Example2.m
- 2 input files windData.txt and circle.txt for Example3.m
- The function windSim.m
- 4 examples files Example1.m, Example2.m, Example3.m and Example4.m
- The function coherence.m that computes the co-coherence. Notes:
- Simulating the wind field in a high number of points with a high sampling frequency may take a lot of time.
- This code aims to be highly customizable
- A faster version of the present submission has been used to simulate the turbulent wind load on a floating suspension bridge .
 Shinozuka, M., Monte Carlo solution of structural dynamics, Computers and Structures, Vol. 2, 1972, pp. 855 – 874
 Deodatis, G., Simulation of ergodic multivariate stochastic processes, Journal of Engineering Mechanics, ASCE, Vol. 122 No. 8, 1996, pp. 778 – 787.
 Davenport, A. G. (1961), The spectrum of horizontal gustiness near the ground in high winds. Q.J.R. Meteorol. Soc., 87: 194–211
 Wang, J., Cheynet, E., Snæbjörnsson, J. Þ., & Jakobsen, J. B. (2018). Coupled aerodynamic and hydrodynamic response of a long span bridge suspended from floating towers. Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics, 177, 19-31.
Cheynet, E. Wind Field Simulation (Text-Based Input). Zenodo, 2020, doi:10.5281/ZENODO.3823864.
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See release notes for this release on GitHub: https://github.com/ECheynet/windSim_textBased/releases/tag/v7.5.3
See release notes for this release on GitHub: https://github.com/ECheynet/windSim_textBased/releases/tag/v7.5.2
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See release notes for this release on GitHub: https://github.com/ECheynet/windSim_textBased/releases/tag/v7.4.9
See release notes for this release on GitHub: https://github.com/ECheynet/windSim_textBased/releases/tag/v7.4.8
See release notes for this release on GitHub: https://github.com/ECheynet/windSim_textBased/releases/tag/v7.4.7
See release notes for this release on GitHub: https://github.com/ECheynet/windSim_textBased/releases/tag/v7.4.6
See release notes for this release on GitHub: https://github.com/ECheynet/windSim_textBased/releases/tag/v7.4.5
description in the txt files
performance improved using the IFFT (same method as in windSim - the fast version)
Added the project website
The example files have been re-written as live-script
Updated the title
Major update: The standard deviation of the wind fluctuations is now asked in the input files instead of the turbulence intensity. This offers a more realistic simulation, where the turbulence intensity decreases for increasing mean wind velocities.
- new Example, and updated description
- Updated example (need 90 sec to run instead of 2-3 sec ) but it is more complete
- update following @Paolo's feedback
- I have replaced the name of the function 'cohere' with 'coherence' since 'cohere' is a Matlab function that already exist.
HTML example introduced + update: one single function to run the whole simulation
- included verification.m for a preview of the output ( spectra and time series)
- A description of the output of the simulation is included at the end of the .m file "Run_Me"
- description updated