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Aerodynamics of Wind Turbines: State of the Art and Future Perspectives

Date: Sept. 5, 2022 - Sept. 9, 2022
Location: von Karman Insitute on-site / online, , ,
Contact: secretariat@vki.ac.be
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In the last two decades, wind turbines experienced an extraordinary increase of +275% in the installed global power capacity and a steady decrement in energy cost.

Notwithstanding this consolidated success, the efficiency and the cost-effectiveness enhancement of wind energy conversion systems is still considered of paramount importance in the progressive green transition towards a climate-neutral economy, so much that wind turbines and their aerodynamics are still at the edge of the technological research.

The objective of this Lecture Series is to review the state-of-the-art on wind-turbines aerodynamics as well as to address the most relevant future perspective about these issues in terms of R&D.

A great attention will be devoted to classical aerodynamic theories and engineering methods, advances in the numerical and experimental analysis of wind turbines and their wakes, aerodynamic and structural design, wind farms, noise generation, and vertical-axis rotors.

The Lecture Series directors are Dr. Rodolfo Bontempo and Prof. Marcello Manna from the University of Naples Federico II, and Prof. Tom Verstraete from the von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics.

 

Registration Deadline

- for on-site participation: August 22nd, 2022

-  for online participation: August 29th, 2022 ( number of connections available: 250)

Monday 5 September 2022

8:30 Registration

9:00 Welcome Address

General aspects and theory of wind turbine aerodynamics

9:15 General aspects of wind turbine aerodynamics
Prof. Jens Nørkær Sørensen, DTU Orbit, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark

10:15 Coffee break

10:45 Momentum theory
Prof. Jens Nørkær Sørensen, DTU Orbit, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark

11:00 Introduction to optimization and multidisciplinary design II
Prof. Jens Nørkær Sørensen, DTU Orbit, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark

12:15 Lunch

14:00 Applications of one-dimensional momentum theory
Prof. Jens Nørkær Sørensen, DTU Orbit, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark

15:15 Coffee break

15:45 Blade-element/momentum theory
Prof. Jens Nørkær Sørensen, DTU Orbit, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark

17:00 Reception

Tuesday 6 September 2022

9:00 Vortex modeling of wind turbine rotors
Prof. Jens Nørkær Sørensen, DTU Orbit, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark

10:15 Coffee break

10:45 Optimum design of wind turbine rotors
Prof. Jens Nørkær Sørensen, DTU Orbit, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark

12:00 Lunch

Experimental analysis of wind turbines 

14:00 Wind tunnel tests of wind turbine airfoils and rotors
Prof. Christian Bak, DTU Orbit, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark

15:15 Coffee break

15:45 Field tests of wind turbine rotors
Prof. Christian Bak, DTU Orbit, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark

Wednesday 7 September 2022

CFD Modelling of wind turbines and wind turbine wakes 

9:00 Actuator disc and line modeling
Prof. Jens Nørkær Sørensen, DTU Orbit, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark

10:15 Coffee break

10:45 CFD modelling of wind turbines and wind turbine wakes 
Prof. Jens Nørkær Sørensen, DTU Orbit, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark

12:00 Lunch

Structural dynamics of wind turbines

14:00 Modeling of wind turbine structures 
Dr. Spyros G. Voutsinas, National Technical University of Athens, Greece

15:15 Coffee break

15:45 Dynamics of wind turbines and aeroelastic coupling
Dr. Spyros G. Voutsinas, National Technical University of Athens, Greece

Thursday 8 September 2022

9:00 Stability analysis of wind turbine systems 
Dr. Spyros G. Voutsinas, National Technical University of Athens, Greece

10:15 Coffee break

10:45 Aeroelastic instabilities on wind turbines & design implications
Dr. Spyros G. Voutsinas, National Technical University of Athens, Greece

12:00 Lunch

Siting and Wind Farms

14:00 Wind resources on and offshore
Prof. Rebecca J. Barthelmie, CornellEngineering, USA

15:15 Coffee break

15:45 Wind turbine and wind farm wakes 
Prof. Rebecca J. Barthelmie, CornellEngineering, USA

Friday 9 September 2022

Wind Turbine Noise

9:00 Wind resources on and offshore
Prof. Michel Roger, Ecole Centre de Lyon, France

10:15 Coffee break

10:45 Wind turbine and wind farm wakes 
Prof. Michel Roger, Ecole Centre de Lyon, France

12:00 Lunch

Vertical Axis Wind Turbines

14:00 Two-dimensional aerodynamics of vertical axis wind turbines
Prof. Carlos Simão Ferreira, TU Delft, The Netherlands

15:15 Coffee break

15:45 Three-dimensional rotor and wake aerodynamics of vertical axis wind turbines
Prof. Carlos Simão Ferreira, TU Delft, The Netherlands

17:00 End of Lecture Series

Eligibility Criteria

The citizens of the following countries are eligible to attend the von Karman Institute Lecture Series:

- EU member countries
- NATO member countries
- NATO's Mediterranean Dialogue (Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Mauritania, Morocco, Tunisia)
- Istanbul Cooperation Initiative (Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, United Arab Emirates)
- Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Chile, Colombia, Japan, India, Indonesia, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mauritania, Mexico, Montenegro, Mozambique, New Zealand, Nigeria, Republic of Korea, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland, Thailand, Uruguay, South-Africa and Vietnam.

VKI reserves the right to request a clearance check with Belgian authorities.

The participants will have to present their ID card (for EU citizens) or passport (for other citizens) the first day of the lecture series.

Reduction policy:

- 10% early bird registration (discount visible on the price list)

- 30% discount for citizens of NATO countries (discount will be applied during the registration process)

- 10% discount in case of online participation


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