Development of a Discontinuous Galerkin method with a hybrid X-LES approach for the performance p...

Università degli Studi di Brescia
October 03 2017
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In this project we plan to assess the potential of a Discontinuous Galerkin (DG) solver coupled with the eXtra-Large Eddy (X-LES) approach for the numerical study of a vertical axis wind turbine (VAWT) with fixed pitch and straigh blades

In recent years hybrid RANS-LES methods have received increasing attention by the scientific community, aiming for increased physical fidelity over URANS without the costs of a full LES. The key idea of these methods is to apply LES in the massively separated flow regions and URANS in the attached (or weakly separated) boundary layers.

The final outcome of this project is a better understanding of the flow features inside the rotor and in the wake, opening the way to a more efficient design of this wind turbine architecture.

This job comes from a partnership with Science Magazine and Euraxess