Energy

Advanced simulation and visualization technologies can be brought to bear on the problems associated with developing and implementing of innovative renewable energy solutions.

Projects:

Power Plant Components

Power Plant Components

Optimization of Coal-Fired Power Plant Exhaust Air Ducts THE PROBLEM NIPSCO Bailly  Generating Station  had a problem with a coal fired boiler.  After completing the installation of pollution control equipment, the exhaust air ducts, through which exhau…
Urea Decomposition Chamber

Urea Decomposition Chamber

THE PROBLEM The Decomposition Chamber inspections indicate significant debris formation in the chamber. The presence of white debris coating the inner liner walls, floor, lances, and the burner swirler indicate that the urea to ammonia conversion…
Wind Energy

Wind Energy

  Mixed Reality Simulators for Wind Energy Education US Dept. of Education – FIPSE Award: $749,853 January 1, 2011 – December 31, 2013 Click here for the full FIPSE project page THE PROBLEM The issue of transferring learned …
Wind Flow Simulations

Wind Flow Simulations

INTRODUCTION Wind energy, as one of the cleanest renewable energy, is becoming increasingly important. Both the installed wind power and the generated energy are increasing by 30% per year world-wide. Economical performance of a wind turbine is determined…
Campus Turbine Simulation

Campus Turbine Simulation

INTRODUCTION As part of efforts in wind  energy education, Purdue University Calumet will be installing a wind Vertical Axis Wind Turbine (VAWT) on the Classroom Office Building (CLO) to generate electricity and provide students with a functional …