Environment and Energy
Here we present a choice of impressive projects from the environmental sciences and simulations from energy research which have been carried out on GCS supercomputers.
DNS of Gas Transfer at the Air-Water Interface
The gas transfer process across the air-water interface plays an important role in many industrial and environmental systems. Very thin diffusive layers mark the interfacial mass transfer of low-diffusive substances. Using simulation technologies, scientists try to achieve a good understanding of the physical processes by resolving the gas transfer in these thin layers
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Vertical Axis Wind Turbines for Future Large Offshore Farms
To study the aerodynamics of vertical axis wind turbines (VAWT) and to carefully characterize the vortex dynamics and decay of VAWT wakes, a team of scientists conducts extensive simulation runs on GCS supercomputers.
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Project UPSCALE: Counting the Storms
Scientists use GCS supercomputers for compute-intensive simulations in order to increase the fidelity of global climate simulations and provide quantitative information about the frequency of high-impact events and their risks. The research activity comprises a large series of global experiments (an ensemble), with each member of the ensemble dynamically simulating 27 years of both current and future climates.
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Simulation Technologies for Combustion Power Plants
Concerns about the present global energy situation and the impacts of climate change are the driving forces for optimizing combustion power plants operation towards maximum efficiency, and thus minimizing the emission of greenhouse gases. Computational modelling of the combustion process in industrial scale combustion systems has become a key technology to achieve this ambitious goal.
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