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Dr Frank Neumann: Wind Turbine Placement Optimisation

Posted in Events by Mark Ogge on July 25th, 2011

1 August , 2011
6:30 pmto8:00 pm

Dr Frank Neumann is Senior Lecturer at University of Adelaide’s School of Computer Science. He is working on wind turbine placement optimisation in collaboration with researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr Neumann has developed computer algorithms that maximise the energy generated, given a particular terrain, turbine type, wind direction and area of land.  These are called “evolutionary algorithms” because they are inspired by biological evolution. An evolutionary algorithm is a mathematical process where potential solutions keep being improved a step at a time until the optimum is reached.

Time: 6:30- 8pm Monday 1 August 2011

Fritz Loewe Theatre (entry via level 2)
McCoy Building
University of Melbourne
Cnr Elgin & Swanston Streets, Carlton

Thank you to the University of Melbourne Energy Research Institute, our Zero Carbon Australia project partners for joining us in bringing you this event.

Entry: Gold coin donation

Further reading:

http://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2011/05/05/3207705.htm?site=adelaide
http://www.adelaide.edu.au/news/news45021.html
http://www.adelaide.edu.au/adelaidean/issues/45921/news46041.html

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