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4 June 2020: I delivered a webinar entitled Accounting For Uncertainty In Offshore Wind Economics: The Case Of Blade Leading Edge Erosion on Wednesday 1 July 2020 at 18:00 GMT Summer Time. The event was organized by the UK Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE). Download presentation (1.6 Mb).

5 November 2019. Anna Cavazzini presented the first release of our wind turbine Annual Energy Production Loss Prediction System (ALPS) at the 2nd ASME International Offshore Wind Technical Conference (IOWTC) in St. Julien, Malta. This was a key milestone in our new research programme in the area of wind turbine blade leading edge erosion, and its impact on wind turbine and wind farm energy yield.

2 July 2019. A 10-month bursary is available to carry out new Research and Development work in Offshore Renewable Energy in collaboration with HeliSpeed Ltd and Strathclyde University. The project contributes to the development of an industrial analysis system to assess the impact of wind turbine blade erosion on the power generation of offshore wind farms making use of CFD, advanced geometry and grid generation, High-Performance Computing, and Machine Learning. Position now closed.

1 March 2019: Our Chapter contribution Harmonic balance Navier-Stokes analysis of tidal stream turbine wave loads has been published in the new Springer book Recent Advances in CFD for Wind and Tidal Offshore Turbines.

23 November 2018. A poster with a summary on many of our projects in Computational Fluid Dynamics for Offshore Renewable Energy was presented at the Supergen Wind General Assembly in Dundee, Scotland on 8 November 2018. The poster can be download here (1.4 MB).

11 November 2018. Our new paper on floating offshore wind turbine aerodynamics entitled Compressible Navier-Stokes analysis of floating wind turbine rotor aerodynamics was presented at the first ASME International Offshore Wind Technical Conference (IOWTC) in San Francisco, California on 5 November 2018. Download presentation (2.1 MB).

3 February 2018. A research seminar entitled Floating Wind - The Next Step in Offshore Wind? was held at Lancaster University within the Energy Lancaster seminar series. The public seminar was delivered by a Senior Load Analyst of the Loads and Control Department of the DNV-GL Energy Advisory. An abstract of the seminar is available here.

8 September 2017. A one-year bursary is now available to carry out new Research and Development work in Renewable Energy in collaboration with a world leading tidal energy company. The project makes use of state-of-the-art CFD and High-Performance Computing, and focuses on horizontal axis tidal turbine unsteady load assessment. Position now closed.

27 June 2017. A 10-month bursary is available to carry out new Research and Development work in Renewable Energy in collaboration with a world leading small wind turbine manufacturer. The project makes use of state-of-the-art CFD and High-Performance Computing, and focuses on horizontal axis wind turbine design. Position now closed.

6 March 2017. A fully funded PhD Scholarship is available to carry out pioneering CFD research on the analysis and design of arrays of tidal turbines in the Energy Group of the Engineering Department at Lancaster University. Position now closed.

16 September 2016. We have a funded PhD Scholarship for a project in CFD-driven design. More details on the project and the application process are available here. Position now closed.

15 June 2016. Fee Waiver Scholarship for non-EU applicants to carry out cutting-edge research in the area of CFD for utility-scale wind turbine design . In the case of Chinese applicants , the Scholarship is compatible with a stipend provided by China Scholarship Council (CSC). Deadline for expression of interest if 1st July 2014. Position now closed.

15 June 2016. Presentations and abstracts of the first International Workshop on High Performance Computing-based Computational Fluid Dynamics for Offshore Renewable Energy (HPC CORE) are now available here.

26 August 2015. We are organizing the first International Workshop on High Performance Computing-based Computational Fluid Dynamics for Offshore Renewable Energy (HPC CORE). This two-day workshop brings together academic and industry experts in Engineering, Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences, and Scientific Computing to: a) highlight the state-of-the-art in high-fidelity computational technologies for offshore renewable energy applications, and b) discuss the challenges and solutions to using CFD for extremely large realistic problems, requiring optimal exploitation of massive HPC resources. The HPC CORE workshop is supported by Energy Lancaster and the Faculty of Science and Technology of Lancaster University. Further information, including list of invited speakers and call for extended abstract are available here.