WHI VAWT Bird Collision Risk Calculator

WHI commissioned UCD engineer Matt Wylder to take the Scottish Natural Heritage model for calculating bird strikes in HAWTs and redo it for VAWTs.  His paper “Vertical Axis Wind Turbines and Birds: Calculating a Theoretical Collision Risk Assuming No Avoiding Action” summarizes a number of runs he made using the VAWT collision model he developed.  We welcome people to use and improve upon this tool.

Directions for Setting Up VAWT Bird Collision Calculator

Matt Wylder, Wind Harvest, August 2014

VAWT Bird Collision Calculator

Matt Wylder, Wind Harvest International, 2014

VAWT Calculator Command Line

Matt Wylder, Wind Harvest International, 2014

VAWT Calculator Python Script

Matt Wylder, Wind Harvest International, 2014

VAWT Calculator Front End

Matt Wylder, Wind Harvest International, 2014

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