Advanced prototyping for the energy industry
From developing transverse flux high.-temperature superconducting generator topology for large direct drive wind turbines, to working with companies to deliver a 20% reduction in the cost of wind generated electricity, Opera offers advanced prototyping for the energy industry.
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Find out how Opera helped Siemens Wind Power to help optimise generator designs
Cobham Technical Services helped Siemens Wind Power, a leading supplier of wind turbines for onshore, offshore and coastal sites, make breakthroughs such as permanent magnet generators with the ability to run thousands of optimisation searches. Opera was selected as a core design automation aid following an in-depth review of tools on the market, because of the package’s speed and efficiency, and its ability to cross-couple with other software used in the overall equipment design. When designing new wind turbine generators, wind turbine designers typically exploit the package’s two-dimensional (2D) simulation capability to rapidly find ‘sweet spots’ in the design space. Siemens` wind turbine generators are large machines, with a large number of poles, but the fast execution of Opera 2D simulations means that the designers are free to explore new architectural concepts very thoroughly.