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Parametric Optimization for Vertical Axis Wind Turbines Using Independent CFD Tools

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[14 Apr 2011] As the need to develop viable alternative energy resources intensifies, it must be supported by research into improving wind power efficiencies. One large and growing area of research focuses on the optimization of Vertical Axis Wind Turbines. In this webinar we will illustrate an automated methodology that can be applied to optimizing blade design with independent CFD tools.

Topics covered in the webinar:

  • Save time by automatically creating meshes using scripting
  • Create reliable grid topologies suitable for automation
  • Easily set up the optimization process
  • Speed your post-processing and reporting
  • Create a framework for optimization space visualization



Hybrid mesh on a Darrius type vertical axis wind turbine Flowfield around a Darrius type vertical axis wind turbine

Files for Download

Description Format File Name File Size [MB]
Meshing Script Glyph vawtMesh.glf 0.2
Webinar Video File WMV Wind-Turbine-Optimization-With-CFD.wmv 108

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