PolyTech Advanced Engineering & Simulation (A/S) is a Danish subsupplier to the wind industry, providing lightning protection solutions and other add-ons to wind turbines and wind turbine blades. These solutions are developed from the very early stage of a project using advanced engineering and simulations. They are also developed over prototyping and manufacturing optimization, as well as in materials testing and our lightning laboratory, to finally comply with our customer expectations on serial delivery all around the globe.
Using our large-scale testing facility, we are able to perform direct and indirect lightning testing and use our results to help industries develop components that last longer and offer greater protection. Our proposed solutions are designed to comply with the most up-to-date industry standards, along with ensuring a short time-to-market for our customers.
COMSOL Multiphysics® Competencies
The engineers at PolyTech A/S are experienced with COMSOL Multiphysics®, having used the software for more than 15 years. This knowledge allows us to simulate magnetic and electric fields; the current distribution within complex materials and structures, inductances, and capacitances related to high-voltage engineering and lightning protection; and the prediction of lightning attachment points and lightning parameter distributions for complex structures. Stray current mitigation using sacrificial anodes and the cathodic protection of diverse metallic structures have also been solved with COMSOL Multiphysics. Multiphysics problems involving electrical and thermal phenomena as well as fluid flow have been treated over the years as well.
The engineers and physicists at PolyTech A/S help solve complex problems, applying a natural approach to understanding the physics, explaining the means for solving the problem to customers, and reporting and documenting the solution thoroughly.
Areas of Specialization
We are dedicated to offering guidance and solutions within the following areas, using tools and methodologies implemented in COMSOL Multiphysics:
- Lightning performance
- Understanding and describing the lightning physics
- Lightning protection coordination of wind turbines and wind turbine blades
- Conceptual design of lightning protection systems
- Virtual testing of prototypes
- Earthing system design
- High-voltage design engineering for the power industry
- Cables and cable accessories
- Installations on power plants
- Diverse electrotechnical issues
- Stray current mitigation
- Cathodic protection
- Multiphysics involving thermal, electrical, and fluid flow