A range of simulation programs under the Ansys brand can models problems and equipment frequently encountered in the renewable energy industry. For wind turbines, the developer’s software models offshore wind-turbine foundations including fatigue and wave and current structure interaction; blade, turbine, gearbox/transmission systems; aerodynamics, noise assessment, position siting, and seismic studies. Interfacing facilities allow working with third-party generic, wind-turbine-design software.
Other software of interest to engineers in the wind industry includes Structural Solutions for modeling loads that are static, dynamic, linear, nonlinear, impact, and vibration. Loads can produce deflection, buckling, and contact. Software duplicates thermal conditions, rotor dynamics, fatigue, composite behavior, and mechanisms/rigid body/flexible body dynamics.
Wave Energy Devices simulate mooring systems; wave energy-mechanical energy coupling and random wave and survival wave conditions. Fluid Simulation Tools include thermal and fluid-flow analysis; single and multiphase flows with chemical reactions, multi-fluid interactions, and solid–fluid interactions. Fluid Structure Interactions allow analyzing changes in fluid behavior affecting a structure and vice-versa.
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