My research focuses on studying turbulence phenomena in extended wind farms. My research is funded by the (Foundation for Fundamenental Matter (FOM)/NWO-ENW through a YES! Fellowship and SHELL-NWO/FOM CSER grant and STW NWO VIDI grant and is embedded in the international WINDINSPIRE program. I am a member of the Physics of Fluids group at the University of Twente where we also investigate Rayleigh-Bénard convection, i.e. the flow of a fluid that is heated from below and cooled from above, and Taylor-Couette turbulence, i.e. the flow between two co-axial cylinders. We study these different turbulence phenomena using state of the art large eddy simulations and direct numerical simulations, which are performed on supercomputers throughout Europe using NWO (SURFsara, Cartesius), PRACE (CINECA, Marconi), DECI (ARCHER, UK National Supercomputing Service), and through the Gauss Centre for Supercomputing (LRZ, SuperMUC).

The Physics of Fluids group belongs to the Faculty of Science and Technology at the University of Twente cooperating in the Research Institutes MIRA and MESA+, and the Twente Centre for Scientific Computing and is part of the Max Planck - University of Twente Center for Complex Fluid Dynamics.

Contact information

Dr.ir. Richard J.A.M. Stevens
Physics of Fluids group
Faculty of Science & Technology
University of Twente
Building Meander
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands
T : +31 (0)53 489 5359
F : +31 (0)53 489 8068
E : r.j.a.m.stevens@utwente.nl