Alden Research Laboratory - Numerical Modeling

From Open Energy Information


Basic Specifications
Overseeing Organization Alden Research Laboratory, Inc
Hydrodynamic Testing Facility Type Numerical Modeling and Analysis
Testing Capability Type Device and Array
Testing Capability Extreme Events, Dynamics and Performance, Computational Fluid Dynamics




Participation in TEAMER
TEAMER Facility Yes
TEAMER Facility Type Numerical Modeling & Analysis
TEAMER Capability Physical Modeling, Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modeling, Finite element analysis (FEA) modeling, Fluid-structure interaction modeling, Smooth particle hydrodynamics, Turbine hydrodynamics, WEC hydrodynamics
TEAMER Description Alden has been using 2-D and 3-D numerical modeling tools to evaluate fluid systems since 1996. Projects include both detailed 3D Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) analysis of equipment and larger scale sediment transport types of analyses. Problems related to marine renewables energy systems and civil engineering hydraulics are addressed by Alden’s engineers and scientists using a combination of scaled physical modeling/testing and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD). Alden’s campus in Holden, Massachusetts includes over 150,000 sq. ft. of laboratory testing space. An additional 10,000 sq. ft. is available in our Everett, Washington facility. Within each facility, project-specific scaled models are customized, constructed, and tested to address a wide range of flow and technology performance issues and problems.
TEAMER Webpage https://teamer-us.org/product/
Towing Capabilities
Wavemaking Capabilities
Channel/Tunnel/Flume
Wind Capabilities
Control and Data Acquisition
Data Generation Capability
Test Services
Special Characteristics

Hydro | Hydrodynamic Testing Facilities