Mapping potential of wind energy in New York City

Gholitabar Samaneh, Fletcher Griffis

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Abstract

In this research, a methodology is employed to predict local wind levels in urban areas. A semi-analytical methodology is used to calculate local wind speed in Manhattan using regional wind speed. The model up-scales the regional wind level to the urban boundary layer; it then downscales the wind level to the average building height of urban localities through two downscaling steps. A geographic information system (GIS) framework is used to extract required input for the semi-analytical method. Using the GIS information, first aerodynamic parameters of localities in Manhattan are calculated. Next, using semi-empirical methods, wind speed at the average height of buildings in each locality are estimated. The results are presented as a wind localization index map for Manhattan that can be used to calculate local wind speed at any location in the city as a function of the regional wind level. The local wind index can be used to identify the urban localities with higher local wind speeds which can be suited for harnessing wind energy on top of high-rises.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCanadian Society for Civil Engineering Annual Conference and General Meeting 2017
Subtitle of host publicationLeadership in Sustainable Infrastructure
PublisherCanadian Society for Civil Engineering
Pages358-362
Number of pages5
Volume2017-May
ISBN (Print)9781510865358
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017
EventCanadian Society for Civil Engineering Annual Conference and General Meeting 2017: Leadership in Sustainable Infrastructure - Vancouver, Canada
Duration: May 31 2017Jun 3 2017

Other

OtherCanadian Society for Civil Engineering Annual Conference and General Meeting 2017: Leadership in Sustainable Infrastructure
CountryCanada
CityVancouver
Period5/31/176/3/17

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Wind power
Geographic information systems
Aerodynamics
Boundary layers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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Samaneh, G., & Griffis, F. (2017). Mapping potential of wind energy in New York City. In Canadian Society for Civil Engineering Annual Conference and General Meeting 2017: Leadership in Sustainable Infrastructure (Vol. 2017-May, pp. 358-362). Canadian Society for Civil Engineering.

Mapping potential of wind energy in New York City. / Samaneh, Gholitabar; Griffis, Fletcher.

Canadian Society for Civil Engineering Annual Conference and General Meeting 2017: Leadership in Sustainable Infrastructure. Vol. 2017-May Canadian Society for Civil Engineering, 2017. p. 358-362.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Samaneh, G & Griffis, F 2017, Mapping potential of wind energy in New York City. in Canadian Society for Civil Engineering Annual Conference and General Meeting 2017: Leadership in Sustainable Infrastructure. vol. 2017-May, Canadian Society for Civil Engineering, pp. 358-362, Canadian Society for Civil Engineering Annual Conference and General Meeting 2017: Leadership in Sustainable Infrastructure, Vancouver, Canada, 5/31/17.
Samaneh G, Griffis F. Mapping potential of wind energy in New York City. In Canadian Society for Civil Engineering Annual Conference and General Meeting 2017: Leadership in Sustainable Infrastructure. Vol. 2017-May. Canadian Society for Civil Engineering. 2017. p. 358-362
Samaneh, Gholitabar ; Griffis, Fletcher. / Mapping potential of wind energy in New York City. Canadian Society for Civil Engineering Annual Conference and General Meeting 2017: Leadership in Sustainable Infrastructure. Vol. 2017-May Canadian Society for Civil Engineering, 2017. pp. 358-362
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