Agenda Published: HPC-Based CFD for Offshore Renewable Energy Workshop

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lancasterThe speaker agenda has been published for the HPC-Based CFD for Offshore Renewable Energy Workshop. The two-day event takes place April 7-8 at Lancaster University in the UK.

“The rapid growth and accessibility of new and increasingly powerful high-performance computing (HPC) technologies and hardware can enable the use of high-fidelity computational fluid dynamics (CFD) codes based on first-principles, such as the Navier-Stokes equations, for substantially improving renewable energy power plant analysis and design, thus greatly improving power generation effectiveness while minimizing potential environmental damage. In offshore renewable energy, this requires reliably modeling the flow past wind and tidal turbines, as well as the complex physics of atmospheric flows and marine currents. The use of high-fidelity CFD for these applications relies on the massive and efficient use of HPC due to the large size of these real-world simulations. Augmenting state-of-art CFD codes with the latest HPC technologies to enable their effective use for these problems, while maintaining user-friendliness and achieving an optimal computational performance, poses significant scientific and technological challenges; addressing these challenges requires tight team-work of Engineers, Physicists of the Environment, and Scientific Computing experts.”

Keynote Speakers:

  • Prof. Jens N. Sorensen, Department of Wind Energy, Technical University of Denmark: Simulation of Wind Turbine Wakes and Wind Farms, 7 April 2016.
  • Prof. Deborah Greaves, School of Marine Science and Engineering, University of Plymouth: Making Waves in Offshore Renewables, 7 April 2016.
  • Dr. Alan Gray, EPCC, University of Edinburgh: GPUs for Scientific Applications, 8 April 2016.
  • Prof. Allan P. Engsig-Karup, Department of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science and Centre for Energy Resources Engineering, Technical University of Denmark, 8 April 2016.

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