Advancements in simulation technology continue to provide benefits to engineers in the field of wind power engineering. Windpower engineers now have the ability to simulate all aspects of the wind turbine; from detailed structural models of the blades that determine stresses and strains, to highly accurate aerodynamic models of the rotor that reflect its response to the local wind field. In addition to providing detailed predictions of component/system level performance, advanced optimization software can be used to guide engineers towards more suitable solutions to their design challenges.
In this webcast, a brief overview of state of art simulations tools available from Altair Engineering will be presented. Following the introduction of the tools, two of the most influential simulation technologies will be discussed. Namely, multibody dynamics (MotionSolve) and computational fluid dynamics (AcuSolve). The webcast proceeds with a discussion of case studies that demonstrate areas in which these technologies have been successfully applied to wind power engineering.
Viewers Can Expect to Learn:
- Computer Simulation Technologies that will help deliver optimal wind turbine design and as a result improve turbine power output and overall operating efficiency and performance
- State of Art Simulation Technologies for Wind Turbine Designers and Engineers
- Reduce Time to Market and Reduce Dependency on Physical Testing
Filed Under: Blades, Components, Construction, Software, Turbines, Webinars
Hugh Coleman says
Although the basics of tapping the wind can be covered in about 5 minutes, currently those involved have not got that far. In WWII, on their own time, the engineers that later built what is now the aerospace industry did just that. That is why today they are building Boeing 787’s instead of wind turbines. To properly address this area we must respect and understand what in some cases has been known since the 18th century. Those that do will build what we must have, they will grasp fluid dynamics, something that is not covered in your new handbook. Three dimensional computer modeling is great, but first you must create realistic entry data and options. Organizations like NASA have this capability and have for quite some time. To date what we know has not been used for power wind devices. This is extremely unfortunate and is a major stumbling block to progress and a better life.