The CFPM lab is actively involved in Marine Renewable Energy Research, mostly investigating in-line hydrokinetic energy generation from rivers, tidal flows, and ocean currents. Many of our simulations and methodologies also apply to wind energy.
Our capabilities provide high-fidelity computational fluid dynamics (CFD) of time-dependent and unsteady hydrodynamics at the rotor/blade level, and also within the wake. This includes fluid-structure interactions and active control of geometry and/or kinematic motion.
A sample of previous projects are illustrated below.