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This is the pitch presenation of GOwind!, Ghent Ostend Wind Research Institute powered by Ghent University Association (Belgium).

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GOwind! - pitch presentation

  1. 1. GOWind!GhentOstend Wind Research Institute<br />Pitchversion<br />Founded in Ghenton 06 April 2011<br />
  2. 2. GOwind!<br />
  3. 3. PoweredbyAUGent<br />AssociationGhentUniversity (AUGent) is groupedaroundGhentUniversity, one of the two major universities in Flanders, Belgium. <br />In totalit is home to 5.000 researchers and 32.000 students.<br />It has 11 faculties, of which the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture is one of the biggestwith 2200 students and 850 (a.o. 150 professors) researchersworking in different fieldsrangingfromarchitecture, ICT, materials as well as electrical, mechanical and thermalenergysystems.<br />The associate partners relevant forGOwind! are the university colleges HoGent(Ghent, Belgium) and HoWest (Kortrijk, Belgium). Both are stronglyconnected to the localSME-market and canrelyon excellent and extensive test infrastructure.<br />More info and links at<br />
  4. 4. Table of contents<br />Research topics<br />Test infrastructure<br />Research groups<br />Contact<br />
  5. 5. Small, large and off-shore<br />Small and medium turbines<br />Large turbines<br />Off-shore turbines<br />
  6. 6. Research topics<br />Conditionmonitoring<br />Drive train<br />Blades<br />Tower<br />Foundations<br />Gridcoupling<br />
  7. 7. Blades<br />BLADES<br />Composite blades<br />Structural design of composites<br />Fatigue of composites models<br />Nondestructive inspection of composites using optic fibers<br />Structural health monitoring using ultra sound polar plots<br />Self-healing composite materials<br />Smart blades<br />Combined fluid-structural simulation<br />
  8. 8. Blades<br />
  9. 9. Blades<br />
  10. 10. Tower/Foundation<br />TOWER/FOUNDATION<br />Foundations<br />Sourprotectionaroundmono-pile foundations<br />Wave slamming<br />Prediction of wave run up <br />Predicition of structural stress<br />Tower<br />Impact of imbalance of bladesontotower<br />
  11. 11. Tower<br />
  12. 12. Tower<br />
  13. 13. Drive train<br />DRIVE TRAIN<br />Bearings and vibrations<br />Frettingfatigue<br />Precitionvibrations in drive trains<br />Generator<br />Design, simulation and prototyping of electrical machines<br />Capex vs. Opex: impact of magneticmaterialchoicesonenergyyield<br />Control<br />Maximum power pointrackingtechniquesforsmall wind turbines<br />Model predictivecontrol<br />Sensorlesscontrol of electrical machines<br />Vector control of permanent magnetelectrical machines<br />
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  15. 15. Drive train<br />
  16. 16. Drive train<br />
  17. 17. Gridinteraction<br />GRID INTERACTION<br />Gridcoupling of decentralised units<br />Power electronicsforimproved power quality<br />Advancedcontrol in µ-gridoperation<br />LESTS aspectsoneco-industrialparks<br />Farm operation<br />
  18. 18. Gridcoupling<br />
  19. 19. Gridcoupling<br />
  20. 20. Conditionmonitoring<br />CONDITION MONITORING<br />Optical sensors embedded in bladesforconditionmonitoring<br />Accelerometers to detectvibrations and wear<br />Argus data-acquistion and communication platform to collect sensor readings<br />
  21. 21. Conditionmonitoring<br />
  22. 22. Conditionmonitoring<br />
  23. 23. Exploitation<br />EXPLOITATION<br />Noise<br />Generation<br />Propagation<br />Annoyance research<br />Repair and maintenance<br />Planning<br />System for lifting person and goods<br />
  24. 24. Exploitation<br />
  25. 25. Exploitation<br />
  26. 26. Table of contents<br />Research topics<br />Test infrastructure<br />Research groups<br />Contact<br />
  27. 27. SWT-FieldLaboratory<br />Field laboratory @ Greenbridge, Ostend (B)<br />10 turbine mastsoperating as a field laboratory (not demo) for research institutes and manufacturers<br />Rearchinfrastructureincludes: <br />Noise camera’s and microphonearray to investigatenoisepropagation<br />Acoustic camera forstructuralhealthmonitoring<br />Meteo-mast<br />Mobile data aquistion systemincl. straingauges, speed, torque, voltage and currentsensors<br />
  28. 28. Test infrastructure<br />Materials<br />Tribology<br />Fatigue<br />Fracture<br />µ-tomografie<br />Stress<br />
  29. 29. Electrical test infrastructure<br />Power electronics and electrical machines, e.g. <br />240kVA power source<br />Test rigsforelectrical machines<br />
  30. 30. Simulation tools<br />Expertise and knowhow in using, a.o.<br /> Matlab/simulink<br />Mathcad<br /> CAD<br />Abaqus<br />Fluent<br />Ansys<br />Catia<br />Comsol<br />Own software tools<br />+ HPC cluster with 2000+ cores!<br />
  31. 31. Table of contents<br />Research topics<br />Test infrastructure<br />Research groups<br />Contact<br />
  32. 32. Research groups (1)<br />Mechanics of Materials and Structures – J. Degrieck, W. Van Paepegem<br />Structural design of composites<br />Fatigue of composites<br />Nondestructive inspection of composites<br />Wave slamming on offshore structures<br />Structural health monitoring<br />Acoustics – D. Botteldooren<br />Noisesources and propagationfrom wind turbines and monitoring<br />MER-reports(Environmental Impact Reports)<br />Annoyanceresearch<br />CoastalEngineering – J. De Rouck, P. Troch<br />Sourprotection of foundation<br />Mobility and SpatialPlanning – G. Van Eetvelde<br />Use of wind turbines in eco-industrialparks<br />
  33. 33. Research groups (2)<br />Mechanical Construction and Production - LaboratorySoete – P. De Baets<br />Frictions, bearings, frettingfatigue, <br />Electrical Energy Laboratory – J. Melkebeek, A. Van den Bossche, L. Dupré, L. Vandevelde<br />Electrical, magnetic and thermal design of electrical machines<br />Power electronics<br />Gridcoupling and incorporation in µ-grids<br />SYSTeMS – R. De keyser, M. Loccufier<br />Controltheoryfor low level control of individualcomponents, model predictivecontrolformastercontrol of wind turbines/farms, analysis and prevention of vibrations<br />FluidMechanics – J. Vierendeels<br />ComputationalFluid Dynamics (CFD)<br />Simulation of Fluid-StructureInteraction (FSI)<br />Industrial management – H. Van Landegem<br />Leanmanufacturing, cost and efficiency impact of industrial planning<br />
  34. 34. Research groups (3)<br />UGent – Associate partners<br />HoGent – Electrotechnics – P. Sergeant<br />Design and testing of electrical machines<br />HoWest – Electromechanics – K. Stockman, J. Desmet<br />Gridcoupling<br />Test infrastructureforelectricalmachines<br />Vibrations<br />Ostendbased – G. Van Eetvelde<br />UGent-Greenbridge: clean tech incubator and science park located in the inner harbour of Ostend (B)<br />UGent-Power-Link: clean techknowledge platform coupled to the incubator<br />
  35. 35. More information<br />Jeroen De Maeyer<br />p/a UGent-EELAB<br />Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 41<br />B-9000 Ghent<br />T +32 9 264 79 14<br />M +32 471 58 88 32<br /><br /><br />