- Begins May 23rd, 2017
Week long available through live stream. (Not hosted locally, but a nice complement to the XSEDE HPC workshops we host.)
- June 26-30, 2017
July 17-21, Madison WI
- April 18-19, 2017
9am - 3 p.m. MST
Understanding Wind Energy
By Marc Calaf, Wind Energy & Turbulence, Department of Mechanical Engineering
The Wind Energy & Turbulence laboratory attempts to improve the current understanding of wind energy harvesting. The laboratory uses Center for High Performance Computing resources for high-resolution numerical simulations.
Currently we mainly use Large Eddy Simulations, which are capable of resolving most of the atmospheric turbulent scales as well as the wind turbines, providing very good results when compared to the experimental data. We are highly interested in improving the current conception of the land-atmosphere energy exchanges, and our work strives to fill the gaps of our current understanding. It is only by properly capturing the land-atmosphere connection that forces the atmospheric flow aloft that we will be able to reproduce with high accuracy the atmospheric flow.