Photo courtesy LM Windpower
 

Aero- and Fluid Dynamics

 

Our ambition is to increase the competitiveness of the wind energy industry with research in fluid mechanics, aerodynamics and aero-acoustics and the development of tools forming the backbone of most wind turbine related technology.

 

We are about 20 researchers working on different topics applied on analysis, design and operation of wind turbines and wind farms. Our main research areas are the development of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)  and Computational Aero-acoustics (CAA) tools, including their verification and experimental validation.

 

Head of Section

Jens Nørkær Sørensen
Professor
DTU Wind Energy
+45 45 25 43 14

Disciplines

  • Fluid mechanics
  • Aero-acoustics
  • CFD
  • Fluid-structure interaction
  • Aerodynamics
  • Engineering design

Competences

  • Simulation of complex flows
  • Vortex methods and stability
  • CFD methods, including turbulence and transition
  • Viscous-inviscid interaction
  • Code validation and measurements
  • Adjoint solvers
  • Optimization
  • Design of aerodynamic devices

Research area & applications

  • Development and use of CFD tools
  • Flows in wind farms
  • Layout of wind farms in complex terrain
  • Noise from wind turbines and wind farms
  • Fluid-structure interaction
  • Safety analysis in aerodynamics
  • Airfoil/rotor design