Fluid dynamics plays a major role in most energy conversion mechanisms, like gas, steam and wind turbines. Also conversion from electrical or mechanical energy towards a working fluid can be found in a wide range of industrial applications. In this field the tools developed by OPTIMAD may help to increase the efficiency of these mechanisms by optimizing shapes and working condition in order to design more sustainable processes.
inverse problems for turbo machinery design
loss reduction of ducts, diffusors
integrated modelling of multi-component systems, like electrical motor + fan + application
OPTIMAD develops particular tools related to wind energy harvesting. Beyond wind turbine aerodynamics we address
evaluation of wind energy potential
wind farm layout optimisation