Spectral and statistical analysis of wind spectrum for Ali Al-Gharbi area in Iraq
The spectrum known represented as a relationship that’s plotted between the magnitudes or energy for a specific parameter vs. its frequency, the wind spectrum is presented as the sum of wind speed created by events divided either in space, in time, or both. This paper presents a wind speed spectrum demonstration in
Ali Al-Gharbi location in Iraq. The aim of the present paper is to analysis the wind speed and direction by employing the FFT (Fast Fourier Transform) therefore field measurement of wind speed and direction were collected for one year from Dec 2014 to Dec 2015 in the time interval of 10 minutes at heights of 10, 30 and 50
meters. From the performance of the FFT it was found that the values of the peak which contains the highest spectral density was (226236.282 m/sec) at the frequency of (2 Hz) on the 50 m height level throughout the night time but the lowest was (115863.7 m/sec) at the frequency of (2 Hz) at the 10 m height throughout the night time. The dominant wind direction at the area was from west-Northwest and the north-Northwest. The wind speed during morning hours was higher than that at the night time.