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Special issue: Applied Mechanics
Managing the energy transition requires the industrial roll-out of new technologies to harness renewable, low-carbon resources. For instance, offshore floating platforms for wind turbines raise new scientific and technical challenges, due to extreme operating conditions.
The sustainable exploitation of these energy resources, in a highly competitive environment, requires the combined implementation of expertise and innovative solutions founded on high-quality scientific research. This requirement is also relevant to IFPEN’s long-standing fields, which have to address cost and environmental impact issues.
With this in mind, Applied Mechanics researchers are working to build on their knowledge — particularly in offshore oil and gas production — through scientific challenges whose resolution combines experimentation (including large-scale), modeling and numerical simulation in a number of fields: complex flows, hydrodynamics, aerodynamics, fluid structure couplings, non-linear behavior of materials and structures.
In this issue, we look at examples of progress made in the field of computational mechanics serving new energy technologies.
We hope that you enjoy this issue.
Laurent Cangémi, Deputy Scientific Director, Applied Physical Chemistry and Mechanics Division
Wind farms – a more effective layout using modeling
The development of wind farms requires the optimal placement of wind turbines in relation to each other in order to maximize overall production.
Semi-crystalline polymers: clays that are ignored?
In the energy sector, semi-crystalline polymersa are primarily used within structures located in aggressive environments, to form coatings (wate
Improvement of hydrodynamic models for floating wind turbines
The development of floating platforms for offshore wind turbines, to replace fixed foundations, paves the way for the harnessing of wind reserves in ultra-deep offshore zon
Energy storage, one of the major challenges within the context of the energy transition, can take a variety of forms. For heat storage, one of the solutions develo
Optimizing the electric cable of a floating wind turbine
Floating wind turbine technologies, such as those co-developed by SBM and IFPENa , are designed to optimize the recovery of offshore wind energy. Optimi
In silico design: digital materials here we come!
Proposing innovative technological products often requires recourse to simulation approaches in order to boost our capacity to evaluate original concepts. This is particularly true