Below is listed the research focus of our group. We conduct investigations on fluid dynamic problems for various applications employing high fidelity numerical approaches. On top of that, we develop systematic strategies and methods to improve the accuracy of low order simulation approaches.
Horizontal Axis Wind Turbines
Our group investigates thoroughly the aerodynamics of horizontal axis wind turbines (HAWT) exposed to complex inflow conditions. We perform high fidelity numerical computations to gain details on wake breakdown, load fluctuations but also to examine wind turbine performance.
Vertical Axis Wind Turbines
Our group focuses in the complex flow characteristics surrounding vertical axis wind turbines (VAWT). We perform various active and passive approaches to improve wind turbine performance, with an end goal to make it more economically appealing for urban and remote areas.
Low Order Models Development
We develop accurate approaches for HAWT and VAWT applications such as IDMS, IAG DS as well as Yaw models, etc embedded into a bundled code package B-GO. The code is able to predict wind turbine loads accurately while maintaining low computational cost of engineering models.
Our group performs numerous assessments on airfoil aerodynamics ranging from airfoil design to stall control, from steady to complex dynamic conditions.
The fluid flow on aerodynamic bodies undergoing instationary movements has significantly different characteristics than the steady conditions. We investigate and characterized such phenomena as one main focus of the group.
Data Driven Aerodynamics
We develop and employ machine learning algorithms for aerodynamic problems. These include redesigning/optimizing airfoils to improving the accuracy of the state-of-the-art engineering model predictions.
Please see our projects here