F24 - Wind turbines and wind farms

Organizers: X. Mao & T. Wang

Xuerui Mao is associate professor at the University of Nottingham in the UK. His research interests include hydrodynamic stability, flow control, atmosphere stratification, and simulation and modelling of wind farm wake flow.

Tongguang Wang at Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (NUAA) is the Director of Jiangsu Key Laboratory for Wind Turbine Design, the Chief Scientist of the National Basic Research Program of China (known as 973 Program in China) in wind energy, and the discipline leader of Wind Energy and Solar Energy Technology and Engineering supported by the Priority Academic Program Development of Jiangsu Higher Education Institutions.


The rapid development of onshore/offshore wind energy capacity over the past decades has stimulated significant advances in wind turbine aerodynamics, e.g. novel designs of vertical axis turbines, aeroelasticity of large-scale turbines, wake instabilities and interactions of turbines in a wind farm. We sincerely invite you to share your research, either original or review, on aerodynamics of wind turbines and farms. The article can be about analytical modelling, high-fidelity numerical simulations, experiments, or field measurements. We particularly welcome submissions addressing turbine wake flow in stratified atmosphere, which is closely related with the optimal layout and operations of wind farms.

Non-exhaustive list of suggested Topics:

- Modelling of turbine wake flow

- Interaction of wind turbines

- Wind energy in non-neutral atmospheric boundary layer

- Environmental impacts of wind energy

- Wake instability/meandering

- Turbine aeroelasticity

- Design of wind turbines

- Icing on turbine blades

- State-of-the-art techniques on simulation and experiments