Simulating Wind and Tidal Turbines using ANSYS Products and Expertise in FEA, CFD and Modelling
Hosted by the Energy Group at CIT, in conjunction with IMERC The Irish Maritime and Energy Resource Cluster, and IDAC Ireland Ltd
7th March 2012 - National Maritime College of Ireland (NMCI), Ringaskiddy, Co Cork
Our 1-day Training Course will provide excellent first insights into the ANSYS software tools and engineering techniques which are available for the successful development, manufacture and cost-efficient operation of Wind and Tidal Turbine Farms in Ireland. The course is suitable for new and experienced ANSYS users.
The technical part of the Course will be conducted by Derek Sweeney, founder and MD of IDAC Ireland Ltd, and cover:
CFD Computational Fluid Dynamics
FEA Finite Element Analysis
FSI Fluid Structure Interaction
Preliminary Course Agenda:
9:10 Brief overview of CIT/NMCI energy related work
9:25 Brief overview of IDAC Ireland Ltd
9:40 Using ANSYS to Simulate the Performance of Renewable Energy Machines
9.55 Lecture: CFD Simulation of Wind/Tidal Turbines using ANSYS CFX to include:
· Geometry and meshing issues
· Physics Pre-Processing and Boundary Conditions
· Steady State modelling methods
· Multiple Frames of Reference (MFR)
· Post Processing
11:40 Practical Hands on session to set-up typical wind turbine CFD simulation
13:45 Lecture: Wind/Tidal Turbine Modelling using ANSYS Structural
14:45 Lecture: Fluid Structure Interaction using ANSYS Structural and CFX
15:35 Practical Hands on session to set-up 1-way FSI simulation of a typical wind turbine
16:30 Lecture: Future Developments
· Advances in Wind Farm Flow Modelling using CFD
· Turbine Foundation Design Simulation using FEA
17:00 Discussion - Question and Answer Session
17:30 End of day
Course attendees will receive the ANSYS Training documentation and files for the day. Course fee: Euro 400.
About the host and organisers of this Course:
The NMCI, a constituent college of CIT, conducts degrees in Nautical Science, Marine Engineering and other education and training courses for the maritime industry. Cork has a long history of maritime education and training.
The Energy Group in CIT, in association with the CAMMS Centre, works to deliver training and part time modules in energy related areas. To date courses in Sustainable Energy Systems, BER, Wind Turbines, Ocean and Hydro Energy, Energy Management and Solar and Geothermal Energy have been delivered. The Group also works with the Tec-Nimbus Centre to assist companies with product design and development in the energy sector.
Recent examples include Power Management for PV systems, Hydro Turbine Design, Heat Recovery Devices, and Efficient Space Heaters. The characterisation of sites for Micro Tidal/Hydro Devices is a recent area of postgraduate activity. CIT also operates a degree in Sustainable Energy. Other areas of research include Sedimentation Studies, Flooding Simulation, and Biomass from Waste.
IDAC Ireland Ltd, the ANSYS Channel Partner in Ireland, puts a strong focus on the use of ANSYS Simulation technologies and expertise in the Renewable Energy sector.
Engineering simulation solutions from ANSYS provide a low-cost route to proof of concept, giving project owners and investors the confidence that prospective devices will fulfil design objectives under anticipated environmental and load conditions.
Simulation helps to optimize designs to maximize the performance/cost ratio and to assess and increase project viability.
For more information and to register for the course, please visit:
Contact: Mr Derek Sweeney, email@example.com, Tel. 01 676 3765
Cork Institute of Technology
Contact: Mr Chris Gibbons, firstname.lastname@example.org, Tel. 021 4326224/6605
National Maritime College of Ireland (NMCI) of Cork Institute of Technology,
Room 1.08 / 1.09
Ringaskiddy, Co Cork
For directions, please visit: www.nmci.ie