Hydropower, Solar Power and Biomass

FEA & CFD Based Simulation Design Analysis Virtual prototyping MultiObjective Optimization

As move to a more sustainable energy future, Hydro Power, Solar Power, Biomass and other renewable sources will play a key role in reducing our energy footprint and ensuring supply is sufficient for a modernizing population. Enteknograte’s simulation and optimization consultants support this growing industry. Our core competencies include turbine vortex simulation and prediction, acoustic interpretation and assessment, solar farm siting, composite blade analysis and optimization, and transmission dynamics simulation and optimization.

 QuestionsFEA and CFD Simulation
  • Turbine design
  • Minimizing flow separation in ducts under a wide range of flow rates
  • Fish protection
    • Fish-friendly turbines
    • Maximizing oxygen levels
    • Aeration
    • Fish ladders
  • Dam design
  • Understand the impact of installation effects before deployment
  • Optimize performance by determining inlet and outlet flow angles and separation patterns
  • Reduce the number of hardware prototypes needed in the pump design and installation process
  • Allows parametric investigation of scale-up effects for these extremely large pumps, which is not possible through testing, but straightforward with simulation.
Solar Power
  • Wind loads on panels and resulting vibrations
  • The search for cheaper manufacturing methods
  • Designing for thermal loads
  • Maximizing efficiency
  • Design to minimize fluid-structure interaction with virtual prototypes
  • Simulate and optimize manufacturing methods
  • Predict thermal loads to make necessary design refinements before physical prototyping
  • Maximize heat exchanger and power conversion efficiencies for solar-thermal systems
  • Understanding the impact of fuel changes
  • Slagging, fouling, and corrosion
  • Air staging and emissions control
  • Grate combustion
  • The capability to design furnaces for a variety of fuels
    • Understanding scale-up implications
  • Understand air staging implications on emissions, heat transfer and ash
    • Access to biomass combustion models
Buoyant logs floating under a bridge adams cradle co-simulation CFD FEA MBD fluid-structure Interaction

Enteknograte engineering team use advanced CAE software with special features for mixing the best of both FEA tools and CFD solvers: CFD codes such as Ansys FluentSiemens StarCCM+OpenFOAM and FEA Codes such as ANSYSABAQUSNastranLS-DynaMSC Marc