Simulated Wake Effects Platform for Turbines (SWEPT2)

The Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) identifies wind turbine wake interaction modelling as one of the top five technologies to improve offshore wind farm efficiency.

Recognising this, and the fact that general-purpose Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) are a limiting factor on standard hardware, the SWEPT2 project is investigating the use of GPU-based CFD, a faster and more scalable alternative.

This project aims to provide the industry with an advanced toolset to design larger turbines and arrays, improving the prediction of wind farm failure, reducing costs and allowing energy primes to cut carbon emissions and design better farm layouts to deliver cheaper, greener electricity.

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