Projects

Projects

punts-blaus-CFDF-Consulting   Many are the projects developed by our company. Below is a selection to show their diversity and relevance.

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AZIMUT: offshore wind energy 2020

Participants: Alstom Wind, Gamesa, Acciona Windpower, Iberdrola Renovables, Acciona Energía, TF, etc.

Summary: The project was focused on the development of the necessary platforms in order to achieve a new offshore wind turbine with Spaniard technology. TF role was to develop an innovative virtual wind tunnel software capable to accurate predict the behavior of the thick profiles needed for this type of turbines.  Thus, as a result of the project TF owns highly advanced aerodynamic software capable of predicting the behavior of the turbulence and fluid dynamics characteristics of wind turbine profiles or blades by the means of LES modeling and the use of HPC facilities.
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Analysis of the thermal and fluid-dynamic behavior of the nacelle and the tower of a wind turbine. Numerical simulation, experimental validation and application to the design of a new wind turbine

Participants: Ecotecnia, UPC, TF.

Summary: The project was focused on the prediction of the thermal behavior of the air inside a wind generator nacelle using CFD&HT simulation techniques. The nacelle of a wind mill power generator contains several elements inside. Among these elements there are electronic components that need a certain range of temperatures to operate properly. There are also mechanic and electric devices that dissipate energy in form of heat inside the nacelle when operating. To avoid a possible overheating, outside air enters the domain from the tower, and is pumped out by a series of fans. In the project the distribution of the fans inside of the nacelle was optimized by the means of CFD&HT simulations. An experimental setup was also developed in order to verify the optimal fan distribution.
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Development of Computational Fluid Dynamics code

Participants: CIDEM, UPC, TF.

Summary: The project was focused on the development of the necessary platforms in order to create TF core technology. As a result of the project TF has developed a unique software platform with physical accuracy and outstanding performance on supercomputers.
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Energy Storage As Part of Energy Balanced Buildings

Participants: TNO, UPC, TF, AresRTB, TU Eindhoven, FixSus, Vito, Terra Enegy.

Summary: As TF is clearly focused on new developments and optimization of high efficiency thermal equipments, the result of the project has to be a cost-competitive unique low temperature driven air-cooled small capacity LiBr-H2O absorption machine in collaboration with UPC. From technology expertise main treated areas are innovation, product development and manufacturing coordination. At the same time TF is focused on sales, marketing, and finally after-sales and customer support, developing an accurate business model and business plan for launching the product to the market in a non-far time.