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Numerical modelling and simulation applied to wind energy: part of the proposal HPCWE submitted to the H2020-FETHPC-2018-2020 call

Grant number: 19/01507-8
Support type:Regular Research Grants
Duration: June 01, 2019 - May 31, 2021
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Mechanical Engineering - Transport Phenomena
Cooperation agreement: European Commission (Horizon 2020)
Principal Investigator:Bruno Souza Carmo
Grantee:Bruno Souza Carmo
Principal investigator abroad: Xuerui Mao
Institution abroad: University of Nottingham, University Park, England
Home Institution: Escola Politécnica (EP). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Assoc. researchers:Alberto Luiz Serpa ; Alfredo Gay Neto ; Christopher Reiner Vogel ; Dan Henningson ; Ernani Vitillo Volpe ; Felipe Mendonça Pimenta ; Guilherme Rosa Franzini ; Gustavo Roque da Silva Assi ; João Luiz Filgueiras de Azevedo ; Mauricio Barbosa de Camargo Salles ; Richard Willden ; Rodrigo Costa Moura ; Sandeep Saha

Abstract

Renewable energy is becoming more popular and important because of the concern about environmental impacts related to other sources of energy combined with the investments on research and development to support the reduction of costs. A large part of the power generated from renewable sources nowadays comes from wind, and this share is expected to grow even more in the coming years. Notwithstanding the considerable recent technological developments in wind energy that happened in the last years, there are still many open research questions in this field, mainly because industry is gradually moving to larger wind farms, with larger turbines, deployed at different locations (e.g. floating offshore) and posing new techno-economic challenges such as lifetime extension and more reliable power delivery to grid than previously. To help tackle these issues, much insight can be gained with the use of numerical modelling and simulation. Besides that, these numerical models can be employed as design tools for new equipment and installations.This research project intends to develop numerical models and high performance computing techniques beyond the state-of-the-art to support the sustainable exploitation of wind power. The activities of the project can be grouped in two different work streams. In the first one, we will investigate large scale phenomena and will employ the actuator disc/line approach to model the turbines. The main deliverables of this work stream will be highly-accurate numerical models to investigate wind turbine wake interactions and interference, wind farm layout optimization tools and strategies for optimal integrated control of wind farm turbines. In the second work stream, we will perform blade-resolved simulations using numerical models which take the flexibility of the structures into account. With these models, we will perform numerical simulations of large wind turbines, including floating offshore examples and will develop design tools for small scale wind turbines. This proposal will be considered as a match funding from FAPESP, as part of an already approved H2020 European Union grant on high performance computing (Proposal HPCWE, number SEP-210516159, call H2020-FETHPC-2018-2020). (AU)

Articles published in Pesquisa FAPESP Magazine about the research grant:
The power of marine winds 
La fuerza de los vientos marinos 
Articles published in other media outlets (17 total):
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Jornal Fatos & Notícias: A força dos ventos marinhos (21/Apr/2020)
Revista Ecológico online: Estudo brasileiros busca potencializar eficiência de parques eólicos (18/Mar/2020)
Revista Ecológico online: Estudo brasileiro busca potencializar eficiência de parques eólicos (18/Mar/2020)
Sou Ecológico: Estudo brasileiros busca potencializar eficiência de parques eólicos (18/Mar/2020)
Sou Ecológico: Estudo brasileiro busca potencializar eficiência de parques eólicos (18/Mar/2020)
Confap - Conselho Nacional das Fundações Estaduais de Amparo à Pesquisa: Pesquisa com apoio da Fapesp busca melhorar eficiência de aerogeradores em parques eólicos (13/Mar/2020)
Investe São Paulo: Pesquisa com apoio da Fapesp busca melhorar eficiência de aerogeradores em parques eólicos (13/Mar/2020)
Sebrae Inteligência Setorial: Pesquisa com apoio da Fapesp busca melhorar eficiência de aerogeradores em parques eólicos (13/Mar/2020)
O Verídico: Pesquisa com apoio da Fapesp busca melhorar eficiência de aerogeradores em parques eólicos (13/Mar/2020)
Brazil Modal: Pesquisa com apoio da Fapesp busca melhorar eficiência de aerogeradores em parques eólicos (12/Mar/2020)
TN Petróleo online: Pesquisa com apoio da Fapesp busca melhorar eficiência de aerogeradores em parques eólicos (12/Mar/2020)
Biomassa e Bioenergia online: Pesquisa com apoio da FAPESP busca melhorar eficiência de aerogeradores em parques eólicos (12/Mar/2020)
Portal Neo Mondo: Pesquisa com apoio da Fapesp busca melhorar eficiência de aerogeradores em parques eólicos (12/Mar/2020)
ABIPTI - Associação Brasileira das Instituições de Pesquisa Tecnológica e Inovação: Pesquisa com apoio da Fapesp busca melhorar eficiência de aerogeradores em parques eólicos (12/Mar/2020)
Brasil CT&I: Pesquisa com apoio da FAPESP busca melhorar eficiência de aerogeradores em parques eólicos (12/Mar/2020)
Mundo e Meio: Pesquisa busca melhorar eficiência de aerogeradores em parque aeólicos (12/Mar/2020)
IPT – Instituto de Pesquisas Tecnológicas: Parceria em energia eólica (28/Feb/2020)

Scientific publications
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
BONI CRUZ, LUIS EDUARDO; CARMO, BRUNO SOUZA. Wind farm layout optimization based on CFD simulations. Journal of the Brazilian Society of Mechanical Sciences and Engineering, v. 42, n. 8 JUL 27 2020. Web of Science Citations: 0.

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