13 Companies Join Forces for Up to 20 MW Wind Turbines
13 of the world’s leading companies in aerodynamics have now teamed up in the AVATAR project. They are developing the most advanced aerodynamic models for the next generation of large wind turbines, up to 20MW.
These models are essential ingredients for integral design codes for large scale wind turbines and will be thoroughly validated.
In the coming 4 years the AVATAR team will work on groundbreaking improvements in aerodynamic models. The key ambition is to bring wind turbine design codes to the next level by improving aerodynamic models for large-scale10 MW+ rotors.
The entire chain of aerodynamic modelling will be mobilised, ranging from computationally efficient engineering tools to advanced high fidelity, but computationally expensive tools. Comprehensive models will be calibrated with high fidelity models. The models are improved and validated by wind tunnel and field measurements.
AVATAR will organise several events in order to share the latest developments and results.
Press Release, March 25, 2014; Image: eera-avatar