Harnessing River Power

posted September 19, 2013

St. Anthony Falls Laboratory announced recently that they are collaborating with industry on a project to harness the power of the East River in New York City. This effort, which is being funded by a two-year grant from the National Science Foundation, will involve high-performance computational modeling that will further a deeper understanding of how turbines work in real-life aquatic environments. The University's press release can be read on the University News website.

Professor Fotis Sotiropoulos, SAFL Director, is the project leader for this research. He and his research group in the Computational Hydrodynamics and Biofluids Lab use MSI resources to create high-resolution, fluid-structure interaction CFD models. These models are used for a wide variety of simulations of fluid flow. The simulations for the East River project will be performed using MSI’s high-performance computers.