Friday 27 Mar 15

WACA 3.0 is a completely new WACA version. Some of the features from WACA 2.0 are still present, but there are a number of completely new features meant to make it much more intuitively easy and convenient to use.

Release E introduces a number of improvements and fixes some minor bugs. 

Release E

A. More user friendly file import dialog.
B. Updated POT- module with improved quality control.
C. Sample data improved.
D. Improved file format detection
E. Some minor GUI detail updates.

Release C

A. Support of exported wind time series files (.amos) now fully operational. 
B. Sample files installation now work correctly. 

Release B

A. The wind data file import has been improved.
B. The Extreme Wind treatment have been improved:
   More clear scatter plot display of extreme wind climate data 
   High winds concentrated in even a very small part of a year now treated correctly. 

Release A

A. New Data import and automatic data format detection procedure.

In far the most cases the data format will be automatic detected: Time stamp, wind speed(s) and wind direction(s); wind speed and wind direction columns assignments may, if needed, be overwritten by the user.  

In case a data file contains a header line with column labels containing an instrument height – e.g. WS_45 or WD_30 – the corresponding data are automatically assigned to an “instrument” at the appropriate height. In case the instrument height could not be detected, the user may perform the correct assignment. 

So no protocol editor as in WACA 2!

  1. Time trimming

Trimming of the time range(s) to be used for the observed wind climate generation may now be specified at any time AFTER the data import (without having to re-import the appropriate data file(s)). It is simply specified via a special Time-selection page of the Observed Wind Climate in question (OMWC, OEWC or OEWC-Pot).      

  1. POT-extreme wind climate

In WACA 3.0 we offer, in addition to the Periodical-maxima Extreme wind analysis (OEWC) also the use of the well-known Peak-Over-Threshold extreme wind analysis method (OEWC-Pot). The next WAsP Engineering 3 version will be able to utilize OEWC-Pot.

How to use all the new features is well described in the HELP-system of the WACA3.0. Especially we recommend using the “Quick Start Tutorial”.

Download the new version WACA here.
21 MARCH 2018