Energy and Telecom
The electricity and telecommunications sectors are fundamental and strategic for the technological, financial, social, cultural, and political development of a country. Compound transmission systems, among other structures featuring towers and transmission lines, are usually installed in open areas, such as on hills, mountains, and fields, where they are exposed to the elements of nature with exposure to the sun, wind, rain, and storms. Properly designing the transmission structures to withstand nature’s stormy actions is essential for a good integrated energy and telecommunication transmission system. Any damage to the structures may have damaging consequences to the economy, to nature, and to human lives. In this sense, to be able to design structures anticipating the effects from the wind is necessary. A way to predict these efforts is through studies making use of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) to predict aerodynamic efforts. CFD can be used both in the design stage and in the assessment of already-built structures. Another application would be in the design of aerodynamic containment barriers directed at reducing the effects of the winds on structures.Applications
* Assessment of aerodynamic efforts on already-built structures.
* Design of aerodynamic containment barriers.
* Design for the placement of transmission towers and cellular towers with focus on environmental conditions, winds, and storms.