Making offshore wind power the cornerstone of the future energy system
Computational Sciences and Engineering Research Group
We are seven dedicated permanent reserachers together with several PhDs and postdocs with a vision "Mathematics for a better society" and an ultimate mission to "bridge the gap between high fidelity numerical simulations and real-world applications". To this end, we aim to be a market leader in providing comprehensive, validated and cost-effective solutions in following broad areas:
- Discretization: Finite elements (FEM), finite volumes (FVM), Discrete Element models (DEM) and isogeometric analysis.
- Adaptive refinement methods using error estimation and local refinement.
- High performance computing (HPC): Iterative methods and parallel algorithms for solving large-scale systems in a reasonable timeframe.
Much of our work in physical modeling revolves around fluid and solid mechanics, as well as coupled problems. - Fluid mechanics: Computational fluid dynamics (CFD), multiphase flows, multiscale problems, turbulence modeling and microfluidics.
- Solid mechanics: Thin wall structures, nonlinear elasticity and dynamic problems.
- Coupled problems: Poroelasticity, Thermoelasticity, fluid-structure
interaction (FSI) and fracture propagation.
- Parameterization: Homogenization
- Reduced Order Modelling: Based on POD, SVD, Real time simulators
- Dimensional reduction: Strip theory, BEM
SIMRA - Turbulence alert system. Worlds first terrain-induced turbulence predictor using a finite element simulation of adverse local topography effects on wind in the vicinity of 17 Norwegian airports.
IFEM - Isogeometric Finite Element Methods is an object-oriented toolbox for the solution of linear and nonlinear partial differential equations with extra focus on structural mechanics and fluid flow problems.
LR B-splines – Fast c++ library for the Locally refined B-spline technology which allows for T-joints and unstructured mesh representation of B-splines.
Splipy - a pure lightweight python library for the creation, evaluation, and manipulation of B-spline and NURBS geometries particularly suited for parametric CAD.
Geomaker - A map-based GUI for extracting detailed map data from regions in Norway based on the web services of the Norwegian Mapping Authority.
OPM: Upscale Elasticity – Poroelastic solver for the Open Porous Media initiative.
Grevling – Parametric scripting language for ensamble simulation of multiple high-fidelity solvers.
SISO - Stuff in, stuff out. General purpose converter for scientific data formats used in Multiphysics simulation and coupling of physics-based models.
COSMO – Web GUI frontend for an optimization solution of ship fleet management during the installation of offshore wind parks.
NUTILS – isogeometric open-source python library, which is primarily developed by Evalf Computing, but with substantial contribution from the group members.
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