Wind Energy High-Fidelity Model Verification and Validation Roadmap: SAND2020-1332

Patrick Moriarty, David Maniaci, Matthew Barone, Matthew Churchfield, Michael Sprague

Research output: NRELTechnical Report


The development of a next generation high-fidelity modeling code for wind plant applications is one of the central focus areas of the U.S. Department of Energy Atmosphere to Electrons (A2e) initiative. The code is based on a highly scalable framework, currently called Nalu-Wind. One key aspect of the model development is a coordinated formal validation program undertaken specifically to establish the predictive capability of Nalu-Wind for wind plant applications. The purpose of this document is to define the verification and validation (V&V) plan for the A2e high-fidelity modeling capability. It summarizes the V&V framework, identifies code capability users and use cases, describes model validation needs, and presents a timeline to meet those needs.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages58
StatePublished - 2020

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/TP-5000-76257


  • wind energy


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