Norway has large offshore wind energy resources. The first full scale floating offshore wind turbine (Hywind) is Norwegian. Christian Michelsen Research (CMR) is hosting NORCOWE, the Norwegian Center for Offshore Wind Energy.
CMR and Prototech combines a broad modelling and simulation expertise with in-depth application knowledge to effectively describe and understand different systems and processes.
To find the best solutions to complex problems Prototech applies numerical optimisation algorithms in combination with simulation and modelling.
The presented PhD thesis summarises work on applying evolutionary optimisation algorithms for the design of airfoils and winglets for wind turbine application.