Projects

August 2020 - September 2020: Navier-Stokes CFD Analysis of Idling Floating Offshore Wind Turbine Rotors in Storms Conditions, in collaborations with the Department of Industrial Engineering at Universita' di Firenze, supported by the HPC Europa3 programme, Pan-European Research Infrastructure in High-Performance Computing. PI: M.S. Campobasso.

September 2020 - March 2021: Assessing wind turbine power losses due to blade leading edge erosion using field data, in collaborations with Edge Solutions Ltd, supported by EPSRC. PI: M.S. Campobasso.

March 2020 - March 2023: Extreme Loading on Floating Offshore Wind Turbines (FOWTs) under Complex Environmental Conditions, EPSRC Grant EP/T004274/1. CI. M.S. Campobasso.

January 2020 - October 2020: Parametric modelling of complex erosion damage patterns of wind turbine blade leading edges, supported by HeliSpeed Ltd and EPSRC Impact Acceleration Account. PI: M.S. Campobasso.

August 2019 - January 2020: Capturing the Flow Physics of Floating Offshore Wind Turbine Unsteady Aerodynamics with high-fidelity Computational Fluid Dynamics and assessing the reliability of present engineering Codes for their Design, in collaborations with the Department of Energy at Politecnico of Milano, supported by the HPC Europa3 programme, Pan-European Research Infrastructure in High-Performance Computing. PI: M.S. Campobasso.

November 2018 - October 2019: Using machine learning and computational fluid dynamics to assess the impact of blade surface damage on the energy yield of multi-megawatt wind turbines, supported by the European Regional Development Fund and Helispeed Ltd. PI: M.S. Campobasso.

January 2018 - October 2018: Development of an incompressible Navier-Stokes harmonic balance computational fluid dynamic code for the rapid analysis of wave loads on tidal stream turbines, in collaboration with SIMEC Atlantis Energy Ltd, supported by EPSRC. PI: M.S. Campobasso.

September 2017 - December 2018: Aerodynamic design of a commercial wind turbine based on unsteady Navier-Stokes computational fluid dynamics, in collaboration with 4navitas Ltd, supported by EPSRC . PI: M.S. Campobasso.

September 2017 - February 2020: Assessing tidal array losses with advanced turbulence modelling, in collaboration with SIMEC Atlantis Energy Ltd, supported by Lancaster University. PI: M.S. Campobasso.

March 2017 - September 2018: UK Applied Aerodynamics Consortium (UKAAC), RAP Leadership project e529. PI: Prof. Mark Savill (Cranfield), CI: M.S. Campobasso led work-package Rotary Aerodynamics.

January 2017 - December 2019: Development and optimisation of a novel jet pump based on computational fluid dynamics and experimental measurements, in collaboration with TCL Ltd, supported by European Regional Development Fund. PI: M.S. Campobasso.

April 2015 - June 2015: Three-dimensional unsteady aerodynamics and aeroelasticity of wind turbine rotors based on the COSA time-domain and harmonic balance Navier-Stokes code, Hartree Centre, Science and Technology Facilities Council, Daresbury Laboratory, PI: M.S. Campobasso.

February 2015 - January 2016: Reducing the runtime and improving the ease-of-use and portability of the COSA 3D harmonic balance Navier-Stokes solver for open rotor unsteady aerodynamics, ARCHER Embedded Computational Science and Engineering support, PI: M.S. Campobasso.

March 2014 - February 2015: CFD-based assessment of hydrokinetic and wind turbine power production in real flow conditions, ARCHER Resource Allocation Panel, PI: M.S. Campobasso.

January 2014 - April 2014: High-fidelity analysis and design of renewable energy devices by means of time- and frequency-domain turbulent Navier-Stokes CFD, Hartree Centre, Science and Technology Facilities Council, Daresbury Laboratory, PI: M.S. Campobasso.

June 2013 - September 2013: Development and demonstration of a turbulent time- and frequency-domain compressible Navier-Stokes solver enhanced by low-speed preconditioning for horizontal axis wind turbine unsteady aerodynamics, Hartree Centre, Science and Technology Facilities Council, Daresbury Laboratory, PI: M.S. Campobasso.

March 2012 - February 2013: Large-scale aerodynamic analysis of vertical axis wind turbines, CASPUR/CINECA, PI: M.S. Campobasso..

December 2012 - February 2013: Development of time- and frequency-domain CFD for wind turbine robust design optimization, ARCHIE WEST Strathclyde University, PI: M.S. Campobasso.

March 2012 - February 2013: Optimising the parallelisation of a harmonic balance NavierStokes solver for the ultra-rapid analysis of wind turbine, turbomachinery, and aircraft wing periodic flows, HECToR Distributed Computational Science and Engineering support. PI: M.S. Campobasso.

September 2011 - March 2015: Variable-fidelity robust aerodynamic design of wind turbine rotors,

Scottish Funding Council, Gaia-wind, Glasgow University, PI: M.S. Campobasso.

March 2011 - February 2012: Development of a Turbulent Harmonic Balance NavierStokes Solver for Wind Turbine Rotor Unsteady Aerodynamics, CASPUR, PI: M.S. Campobasso.

September 2008 - September 2011: Enhancing aeromechanical analysis and design capabilities of wind turbine rotors by means of nonlinear frequency-domain Computational Fluid Dynamics, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, PI: M.S. Campobasso.