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Norvento Energia Distribuida, a renewable-energy company in Spain, has selected the multi-physics software suite from Ansys for developing and optimising renewable forms of energy.

Norvento expects to leverage the coupled electromagnetic, thermal and structural simulation capabilities of the Ansys technology in developing the best designs possible.

One of the most recent Ansys projects involves the development of a wind turbine for distributed-energy applications.

Miguel Hoyos, technical director at Norvento Energia Distribuida, said: ‘We determined that engineering simulation was the best tool for coming up with fast, effective and innovative designs.

‘For example, the Ansys tools enable us to perform the electromagnetic calculations of rotating electrical machines, thermal calculations associated with the electromagnetic effects of the operation of the rotating electrical machines and structural calculations that are mainly linear but for specific parts with high displacements.

‘Simulation will help us arrive at the best design more efficiently and most cost effectively,’ he added.

Norvento chose an enterprise-wide approach to enable its various departments to share technology and collaborate on resulting data, coupling software for multi-physics analysis as needed.

Ahmad Haidari, director of industry marketing at Ansys, said: ‘Wind-turbine design stands to benefit greatly from the coupled use of the Ansys multi-physics software, since the platform can simulate various engineering aspects, from aerodynamic analysis to structural and component design.

‘With the addition of Ansoft electromagnetic products to the Ansys suite, Norvento is able to optimise its wind turbine’s electromechanical system, considering factors such as the electric generator, the variable-speed control system, transformers, power electronics, power distribution and sensor and actuator design,’ he added.

Norvento selects Ansys multi-physics software

Norvento Energia Distribuida, a renewable-energy company in Spain, has selected the multi-physics software suite from Ansys for developing and optimising renewable forms of energy.

Norvento expects to leverage the coupled electromagnetic, thermal and structural simulation capabilities of the Ansys technology in developing the best designs possible.

One of the most recent Ansys projects involves the development of a wind turbine for distributed-energy applications.

Miguel Hoyos, technical director at Norvento Energia Distribuida, said: ‘We determined that engineering simulation was the best tool for coming up with fast, effective and innovative designs.

‘For example, the Ansys tools enable us to perform the electromagnetic calculations of rotating electrical machines, thermal calculations associated with the electromagnetic effects of the operation of the rotating electrical machines and structural calculations that are mainly linear but for specific parts with high displacements.

‘Simulation will help us arrive at the best design more efficiently and most cost effectively,’ he added.

Norvento chose an enterprise-wide approach to enable its various departments to share technology and collaborate on resulting data, coupling software for multi-physics analysis as needed.

Ahmad Haidari, director of industry marketing at Ansys, said: ‘Wind-turbine design stands to benefit greatly from the coupled use of the Ansys multi-physics software, since the platform can simulate various engineering aspects, from aerodynamic analysis to structural and component design.

‘With the addition of Ansoft electromagnetic products to the Ansys suite, Norvento is able to optimise its wind turbine’s electromechanical system, considering factors such as the electric generator, the variable-speed control system, transformers, power electronics, power distribution and sensor and actuator design,’ he added.

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