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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. Optimization solutions are currently being sought to
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A hydro-mechanical model for underground naturally fractured rocks

Natural underground fractures in rocks provide fluids with preferential flow pathways. The resulting global permeability is exploited for energy production (geothermal energy and oil and gas recovery)
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Wind turbines have the wind in their sails, thanks to GPUs

IFPEN has been carrying out research in the field of floating wind turbines for a number of years, developing, for this purpose, the DeepLines WindTM simulation tool, in partnership with Principia(1)
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Faster and just as good: the motto of adaptive methods

In the field of numerical simulation, a sufficiently accurate representation of the data associated with physical models requires, in general, a very large numerical grid that, despite existing
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More efficient flow simulations inspired by optimal control

Multiphase mixture (gas and liquid) flow simulation in porous media has a variety of applications in the field of geosciencesa but also in the fields of engineering and chemical processes. In
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Pushing back the boundaries of parallelization

The numerical simulation and HPCa professions have benefited significantly from technological advances in the field of processors, particularly multi-core architectures, in recent decades. The
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Solving sparse linear systems on heterogeneous architectures

Numerical simulation is a strategic tool, complementary to experimental studies, used to gain a precise understanding of complex physical phenomena. With many simulation toolsa, performance closely
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Life and death of soot: a model to control the phenomenon

Vehicle approval standards require increasingly high levels of engine performance (low fuel consumption and low emissions) over a broad working range. It is for this reason that new engine
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LES moves to rapid transients for cleaner powertrains

Gasoline direct injection engines emit soot particles during rapid transients. This still poorly understood phenomenon is taken into account during new WLTCsa, aimed at more accurately reproducing
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Energy in vehicles: we’ve got it under control!

In hybrid vehicles, onboard algorithms are aimed at splitting power between the various energy sources in order to minimize fuel consumption and/or pollutant emissions. This real-time management