Wind Power: The unsteady turbulent flows associated with wind turbines can be readily analysed in XFlow’s virtual wind tunnel. It can calculate loads on blades, wake turbulence, and the blades can revolve freely or the motion can be prescribed. Studies can be carried out which study how the wake of one turbine will impact the effectiveness of others placed near it.
Hydropower: Tidal turbines and wave energy devices can utilise the ability of XFlow to model unconstrained bodies to model their operation in an accurate and realistic manner. Water wheels of various types have been successfully modelled.
Oil and Gas: CFD has many, many, applications in the field of oil and gas. Multi-phase flow and fluid mixing are widely carried out in this field, whilst XFlow’s ability to resolve surface tension in free surface flow situations is critical in a number of offshore applications.