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.
Interested students should have basic knowledge of civil engineering or engineering mechanics.
Finish a research report.
Give two research presentations (a. references review; b. technical presentation).
Submit one paper to a journal as a co-author.