Welcome to Workshop Wednesday, a regular feature of the Tecplot blog. Here, we show you how engineers use our visualization software to create inspiringly accurate—sometimes even world-changing—design simulations.
In 2010, global wind power made the news.
In that year, wind turbine installations increased by 22 percent—an added $65 billion investment.
And they’ve been proliferating even more rapidly ever since.
The harnessing of wind power is not without its challenges, however. One of them is finding ways to reduce the noise created by the large turbines, especially as more and more are being built near densely populated areas.
And that’s where numerical simulations come in so darn handy.
Take just one example: Innovative Technology Applications Company, LLC. Last year, Tecplot released a case study about how this company used visual simulations created in Tecplot 360 to study this problem—and make significant strides towards solving it. Their research allowed them to, for the first time, accurately examine the flow around the turbines and, even more importantly, accurately identify the acoustic field sources that are associated with the unsteady fluid behavior.
For more details, read the full case study here.