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WInd engineering and Renewable Energy laboratory (WIRE)

Post-doc:         Giacomo Valerio Lungo
Thesis Direction:     Professor Fernando Porté-Agel
Project time line:     09.2010 – 07.2011
Research project:     Field measurements and wind tunnel investigations of atmospheric flow through wind turbines and wind farms

The objective of this project is to reach a deeper understanding of the turbulent wake flows generated from stand-alone wind turbines and wind farms. The methodology consists of field measurements carried out inside and around wind farms, and of wind tunnel tests.

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PhD candidate:     Yu-Ting Wu
Thesis direction:     Professor Fernando Porté-Agel
Project time line:     09.2010 – 08.2012
Research project:     A large-eddy simulation framework for wind energy studies

The goal of this project is to develop a numerical modeling framework for aerodynamic simulations of wind turbines operating in the atmospheric boundary layer (ABL). In this framework, two major numerical techniques are adopted and combined: (a) a large-eddy simulation (LES) technique used to simulate turbulent air flows, and (b) a wind-turbine model used to parameterize the effects of wind turbines on the flows.

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Energy Center

PhD Candidate:     Ralf Dyllick-Brenzinger
Thesis Direction:     Professor Hans-Björn Püttgen (supervisor)
Professor Matthias Finger (co-supervisor)
Project time line:     02.2010 – 12.2012
Research Project:     Economic energy policy in MENA using a technology-driven approach


Demand for energy, being a prerequisite and enabler of economic growth, has been growing at a tremendous rate in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) as well as in the wider Middle East & North Africa (MENA) region. Demand being primarily driven by the region’s economic momentum, the rapid industrialization as well as by the energy-intensive living standard of fast growing populations increasingly concentrating in urban centers contribute significantly, too.

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Institute of Electrical Engineering (IEL)

PhD candidate:     Theodoros Kyriakidis
Thesis direction:     Professor Maher Kayal & Mr. Rachid Cherkaoui
Main Laboratory:     Electronics Laboratory (ELab)
Project time line:     Oct. 2010 – Nov. 2013
Research project:     Micro-grid constrained dynamic optimization using electronics emulation. Case study: Ras Al Khaimah network.

The aim of this project is to develop, to implement and to test a new hardware/software environment dedicated to real time optimization of a micro-grid concept. It consists of a new approach based on electronics emulation for the management of the power grid topologies of Ras Al Khaimah.

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