Momentum transfer mapping and optimisation for screw-like structures (Archimedes) immersed in a low velocity flow field

This project investigates the flow field around a system of screw like structures, such as the Archimedes screw, immersed in a flow field of 1m/s or less.
This project utilises a CFD code in combination with a custom code to generate the structures from its main parameters.  With this numeric tool the multidimensional parameter space  (length of the screws, number of screws, diameter, type of screw etc.) will be explored.
Using the results of this exercise permutations can be generated and evaluated with respect to their potential to transfer momentum. Genetic algorithms can then be used to breed new configurations. This way the number of configurations to explore will be significantly reduced form it initially infinite number of configurations.