The objective of this thesis is to better characterize the performance, loads and impact on the wake of offshore wind and tidal turbines as a function of operating conditions and to deepen the knowledge on the machine-to-machine interactions in the farms. This work will be performed using high-fidelity numerical simulations with the YALES2 platform.
YALES2 aims at solving unsteady, multi-physics and multi-scale flows efficiently on supercomputers. It is based on an Eulerian approach of the flow and is able to handle complex geometries using unstructured meshes of several billion elements, making possible the direct numerical simulation of laboratory or even semi-industrial configurations. The Actuator Line method has been implemented to model wind rotors and has recently been coupled with a servo-elastic library.
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