Prof. Dr. Milovan Peric
University of Duisburg-Essen, and CoMeT Continuum Mechanics Technologies GmbH in Erlangen, Germany
The role of computational continuum mechanics in development and optimization of renewable energy technologies
For many segments of renewable energy technologies, simulations based on computational continuum mechanics play an important role, since there is no substantial database on past experience or extensive experimental studies. In addition, market pressure is high and technology needs to be developed as fast as possible, which stimulates the use of computational methods to simulate various processes, such as fluid flow, heat transfer, structural deformation (in particular fluid-structure interaction), electro-chemical processes, phase change etc. Both commercial and open-source software is nowadays extensively and successfully used in industry and research institutions for this purpose.
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