The research stay at Johns Hopkins University (USA), with Professor Charles Meneveau, will aim to (i) analyse the impact of relative submergence and device separation in tidal arrays’ hydrodynamics and (ii) develop the necessary knowledge and computing skills to start in the field of wind turbine farm simulation. For this research, Large-Eddy Simulations (LES) will be performed using the state-of-the-art Digital Offshore FArm Simulator (DOFAS), being its current version mostly tailored to tidal turbines. DOFAS allows to investigate with great level of detail the complex turbulent flow developed in offshore farm by means of LES and the fluid-structure interaction using an actuator line method to represent the turbines’ rotor, capable of calculating the structural loads.

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