Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Want to go Green? Use simulation
We are living a period where extraordinary advances are being done.
Green engineering is a great example of how technology in general (and engineering practices in particular) are changing at incredible speeds as we as a society came to realize that natural resources won't last long if we keep consuming them at current rates. With the current computing power provided by computers, simulation has proven to be an excellent tool to decrease design times
Below in a link to an example on how simulation can be applied in the field of Green Engineering. A wind turbine is being simulated so users can quickly understand how effects on wind speed and direction affect the power the turbine provides to the grid.
Feel free to download the code (and the evaluation version of LabVIEW, if you don't have it) and play around with it. You might even be able to build your own backyard wind turbine!