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Understanding of the Physics of Wind Turbine and Rotor Dynamics through an Integrated Simulation Framework

Objective

Wind energy is the largest of the new renewable energies and traditional wind turbine design has reached maturity, but still improvements can be done through better understanding of the physics for the entire wind turbine system. At the same time demand for more green energy, requires new turbine designs with improved environmental characteristics, adaptable to new locations, etc.

In the UPWARDS project the goal is by the help of high performance computing (HPC) to develop a simulation framework, which will incorporate a more complete description of the wind field, turbine, the support structure, etc. and their interaction in order to better understand the physics of the entire system. The complex wind field will be calculated adding interactions from nearby turbines, waves, terrain, etc.

The simulation framework will yield more accurate prediction of the forces acting in the system and thus the energy captured by the turbine. In addition, it will better predict acoustic phenomena, and materials issues related to the turbine blades, etc. The platform will be modular and new design will be relatively simple to introduce.
An important part of the project is to evaluate the socio-economic impact and to bring user communities into the project development.

Altogether this will improve the design development process and allow for faster implementation of new and more advanced designs with less environmental impact. It will also improve the accuracy in power production.

The methodologies and major results from the project will be published in open access journals or freely accessible reports. In addition an open database containing relevant results and raw data will be established. This will enable other researchers and turbine developers to utilise the results for further studies.

Call for proposal

H2020-LCE-2016-2017

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Sub call

H2020-LCE-2017-RES-RIA-TwoStage

Coordinator

SINTEF AS
Net EU contribution
€ 782 050,00
Address
Strindvegen 4
7034 Trondheim
Norway

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Norge Trøndelag Trøndelag
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Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (12)

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG EV
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 469 410,00
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen

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Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UL SERVICES SPAIN SL
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 386 312,50
Address
Caravel La La Nina 12 Planta 3
08017 Barcelona

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The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 304 160,00
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen

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Region
Oost-Nederland Gelderland Veluwe
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
SIEMENS GAMESA RENEWABLE ENERGY AS
Denmark
Net EU contribution
€ 172 500,00
Address
Borupvej 16
7330 Brande

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Region
Danmark Midtjylland Vestjylland
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
AALBORG UNIVERSITET
Denmark
Net EU contribution
€ 396 068,75
Address
Fredrik Bajers Vej 7K
9220 Aalborg

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Region
Danmark Nordjylland Nordjylland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
SIEMENS INDUSTRY SOFTWARE NV
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 759 586,25
Address
Interleuvenlaan 68
3001 Leuven

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Vlaams Gewest Prov. Vlaams-Brabant Arr. Leuven
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

SIEMENS INDUSTRY SOFTWARE SAS
France
Net EU contribution
€ 43 750,00
Address
150 Avenue De La Republique Immeuble Le Diagonal
92320 Chatillon

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Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Hauts-de-Seine
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
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Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

SIEMENS INDUSTRY SOFTWARE SL
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 18 750,00
Address
Cl Lluis Muntadas 5, P.5
08940 Cornella

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Region
Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL DEL LITORAL
Argentina
Net EU contribution
€ 196 250,00
Address
Boulevard Pellegrini 2750
3000 Santa Fe

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
VON KARMAN INSTITUTE FOR FLUID DYNAMICS
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 301 080,00
Address
Chaussee De Waterloo 72
1640 Rhode Saint Genese

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Vlaams Gewest Prov. Vlaams-Brabant Arr. Halle-Vilvoorde
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
WAVESTONE LUXEMBOURG SA

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Luxembourg
Net EU contribution
€ 63 045,00
Address
10 Rue Du Chateau D'eau
3364 Leudelange

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Luxembourg Luxembourg Luxembourg
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
IN EXTENSO INNOVATION CROISSANCE
France
Net EU contribution
€ 106 955,00
Address
Route Des Lucioles 2000 Thales B Sophia Antipolis
06410 Biot

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Region
Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Alpes-Maritimes
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00