# QuickGauss3D: For an incoming wind speed at reference height, this function... In wflo: Data Set and Helper Functions for Wind Farm Layout Optimization Problems

## Description

This function computes Gaussian wind speeds.

## Usage

 `1` ```QuickGauss3D(x, y, z, u = 8, refHeight = 10) ```

## Arguments

 `x` must be a single value. Provide distance in meters. `y` must be a single value. Provide distance in meters. `z` must be a single value. Provide distance in meters. `u` must be a single value. Provide wind speed in meters per second. `refHeight` must be a single value. Provide reference height (the height at which wind speed u was measured) in meters.

## Details

The Gaussian wake model is loosely based on the initial contribution by Bastankhah & Porte-Agel (2014).

## Value

`QuickGauss3D` returns a single number which can be considered a wind speed in the wake of a turbine at location x, y, and z.

## Note

Note that the model assumes that along the x axis, x = 0 is the turbine location. x expands along the wind direction downwind. y denoted whether a point is 'left' or 'right' the x axis. Thus, the x-z plane is the plane along the x axis and perpendicular to the ground. The z axis is hight, starting at 0 = ground level.

## Author(s)

Carsten Croonenbroeck

## References

Bastankhah, M., & Porte-Agel, F. (2014). A new analytical model for wind-turbine wakes. Renewable Energy, 70, 116-123.

## See Also

Use `GenerateGauss` to compute the three-dimensional tensor array object containing the wind speed data. Use `GaussWS` for a convenience function to look-up the values from the returned array.

## Examples

 ```1 2 3``` ```QuickGauss3D(100, 1, 100) QuickGauss3D(200, -40, 120) QuickGauss3D(50, 40, 70) ```

wflo documentation built on Nov. 27, 2020, 9:07 a.m.