Summer Research Internship
Project 18:Multidisciplinary aero-hydro-servo-elastic analysis of offshore floating wind turbines

Contact Information

Prof. Dai Zhou



Project Description and Objectives

Consequent to Asia’s rapid development in wind energy, a demand has arisen to develop a comprehensive medium for high fidelity tools. These tools should able to address the increasing complexity of offshore concepts, turbine upscaling and wake/wind farm optimization. The aim is to overcome the limitations in existing modelling tools by providing a platform that is capable of capturing non-linear dynamics, unsteady aerodynamics, flow profiles, distributed control surfaces and most importantly, hydrodynamic interactions in a unified description. The challenge is to develop higher-fidelity solutions accompanied by computation efficiency and capabilities within Asia for wind turbine AHSE analysis.


The purpose of this project is to develop a medium to high fidelity description of the aero-hydro-servo-elastic models for offshore wind turbine analysis and to propose an innovative flow control solution and device for improved power and load performance.


Eligibility Requirements

  • Interested students should have basic knowledge of civil engineering or engineering mechanics.

Main Tasks

Finish a research report.

Give two research presentations (a. references review; b. technical presentation).

Submit one paper to a journal as a co-author.



Lab: N/A


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