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

  • mircositing

  • wind farm layout optimisation