Use Case: Perdigao Testing Site

The Perdigão site in Portugal has been chosen as one of three use cases for the HPCWE project. Its topography is representative of potential onshore sites in Brazil, and presents a suitable challenge for microscale simulation software.

NEXTGenIO: Using Non-Volatile Memory to Improve I/O

Memory and I/O characteristics have a strong impact on scalability and performance of many HPC applications. In particular, as HPCWE applications with focus on wind energy move towards Exascale, I/O is likely to become one of the main challenges due to the unprecedented degree of utilised parallelism

BOOA completes 3.5 years of operation

The data collected by the Ocean and Atmosphere Observation Base (BOOA) in southern Brazil will be used to tune the mesoscale simulations in HPCWE. 

Brazil offshore wind resource assessment

Recent studies suggest that Brazil has an offshore wind technical resource of 1.3 TW between 0 and 100 m water depths. The study was based on remote sensing and climate data and employs a method that considers the stability of the atmosphere for extrapolating winds to the height of turbines.

Thick Strip Method for Efficient Large-Eddy Simulations of Flexible Wings in Stall

Abstract: Efficient computational method is presented based on the “thick“ strip method for large eddy simulation (LES) of flexible wings in stall. 

Research on flow field decomposition — towards data reduction

A novel numerical scheme was developed for the empirical wavelet transformation (EWT) of numerically simulated data fields. This method decomposes the flow field into multiple scales, whose essential dynamics can be further extracted by modal decomposition methods.

Corrected actuator line models in OpenFOAM

During the development of the Verification, Validation and Uncertainty Quantification (VVUQ) framework by the HPCWE project partner University of Stuttgart, code errors have been found and corrected in the actuator line model of the turbinesFoam library, that works as an add-in to the OpenFOAM software. 

Project Management Board meeting

The project management board held a meeting in Nottingham in Janauary 2020. The plans of management, dissemination and exploration were reviewed.

Co-organization of an international conference in Shanghai

Several partners of HPCWE co-organized an international conference in Shanghai, China on high-fidelity numerical simulations.

Meetings of the EU-Brazilian partners

After the HPCWE kick-off meeting that took place on June 11th, 2019, the Brazilian coordinator, Dr. Bruno Carmo from the University of Sao Paolo (USP) visited the European partners.