Consultancy Services

Optimization analysis, hydraulic turbine design, general Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and Finite Element Analysis (FEA), erosion prediction, Tidal and Wind energy.

Introduction

DynaVec has extensive experience in working with renewable energy and rotating machinery such as hydropower, wind and tidal power. We provide consulting and optimization analysis and recommendation on all these disciplines, including design 3D modelling and structural analysis.

Expertize

Consultancy services:
•    CFD and FEM analysis
•    Stationary and transient analysis
•    Hydropower plant optimization analysis
•    Erosion prediction
•    3D modelling
•    Tidal and Wind energy

Analysis

In-house design programs
  • In-house design program (Francis and Pelton turbines)

    • Optimize performance due to

      • Hydraulic efficiency

      • Reduce low pressure zones at inlet and outlet

      • Optimize overall performance within the operation limits

    • Blade Element Method (Tidal and Wind turbines)

      • Hydraulic design

      • Operational performance

      • Include waves

      • Forces / runaway conditions

Commersial programs
    • Flow analysis (CFD)

      • ANSYS CFX

    • Strength analysis (FEA)

      • ANSYS Mechanical

    • 2D/3D Drawing / DAC

      • Pro/Engineer

Flow analysis

CFD analysis of flow pattern, pressure distributions, cavitation control etc.

Transient calculations

Time dependent CFD calculations of rotational phenomen in hydraulic turbines

Strength analysis

FEA or modal analysis of hydraulic runners etc. 

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Tidal

DynaVec has designed blades for tidal turbines intended for the Scottish market for Hammerfest Strøm and Scottish Power. In addition, DynaVec has the project management responsibility for presenting the first 1 MW prototype.

  • Contracted for Hammerfest Strøm Tidal Turbine (worlds first HAWT)

    • HS 300 – Kvalsundet

    • HS 1000 – EMEC Test station (UK)

    • Hydraulic design

    • Operational performance

    • Forces / runaway conditions

    • Wake calculation

    • Park optimization

Wind
  • Wind turbine

    • Blade design

    • Overall performance

    • Forces / runaway conditions

    • Park optimization