MOUSE research project

Project title: MOUSE – Multiscale and multiphysics modeling and simulation for wind energy.



Simulation calculations are a crucial tool for planning and operating ever larger wind turbines. In the new joint project MOUSE, such computer models are now to be decisively improved: The researchers plan to look at different physical phenomena together across several orders of magnitude and time scales, also using machine learning methods.

Content and Methodology:

The ForWind team at the University of Oldenburg intends to use the calculations to develop, for example, new methods for controlling wind farms and individual turbines so that they can adapt even better to changing flow conditions. The Fraunhofer IWES sub-project aims to test the new approaches for their practical suitability for the wind energy industry. Overall, the results of the project should accelerate the design of wind turbines and, in the long term, help to monitor them digitally during operation.

In so-called numerical simulations, the solutions of complex physical equations are calculated approximately. In the project, atmospheric air currents and their interaction with the ocean will be considered together, and the researchers will also simultaneously study the elastic deformation of wind turbines. The calculations combine physical processes on different scales: They are to simulate large weather systems with dimensions of hundreds of kilometers together with small-scale turbulences that remain stable for only a few minutes.


  • Project type: Joint project
  • Duration: 06/2026
  • Financing: Funding by BMWK
  • Research partner: Fraunhofer IWES


University of Oldenburg
Institute of Physics – ForWind
Dr. Hendrik Heißelmann
Küpkersweg 70
D-26129 Oldenburg

Tel: +49 (0)441 / 798-5085
Fax: +49 (0)441 / 798-5099

More information

Project MOUSE at EnArgus (with information about all project partners)