Fluid—structure Interaction Modeling Of Wind Turbines At Full Scale

Professor Yuri Bazilevs

A fully coupled uid–structure interaction (FSI) simulation methodology for wind turbines was developed in order to address a variety of engineering questions related to their aerodynamic and structural performance. Our FSI modeling takes place in 3D and at full scale, using novel nite-element-based methods for aerodynamics, and state- of-the-art isogeometric methods for blade structures. This one-of-a-kind FSI modeling methodology for wind turbines was extensively validated against experiments. The modeling ideas and simulation results are illustrated in the gures above.

Fluid—structure Interaction Modeling Of Wind Turbines At Full Scale