von Karman Institute Lecture Series and Events

Online / on-site Lecture Series - Aerodynamics of Wind Turbines: State of the Art and Future Perspectives

Monday 05 September 2022 - Friday 09 September 2022

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

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.

Location

Online and on-site

von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics

Waterloosesteenweg 72

B-1640 Sint-Genesius-Rode (near Brussels)

 

Parking

Parking places are available on the premises, just before the security fence.

To enter, please ring the bell at the fence.

Programme (UTC+2)

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 Centrale de Lyon, France

10:15 Coffee break

10:45 Wind turbine and wind farm wakes 
Prof. Michel Roger, Ecole Centrale 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.

Fee and Registration

You will receive a 10% discount in case of online participation.

Early bird registration fee (until July 5, 2022 included)

Price for citizens of NATO countries

  Early registration Late registration
Undergraduate students 221 245
PhD students  605 672
Staff from recognized universities / research center 958 1064
Staff from commercial organizations 1210 1344

 

Price for citizens of other countries

  Early registration Late registration
Undergraduate students 315 350
PhD students  864 960
Staff from recognized universities / research center 1368 1520
Staff from commercial organizations 1728 1920

Information for PhD candidates and undergraduate students: To obtain the reduced price, the applicant must provide a recommendation letter from his or her professor; if not, the request will not be taken into consideration.

Registration Deadline

for on-site participation: August 22, 2022

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

 

Special reduction

Rebates can be given for group subscriptions along the following scheme :

- 5 persons of the same organization -2%
- 10 persons of the same organization -5%
- 20 persons of the same organization -10%

Lecture Series Speakers

 

Prof. Christian Bak, DTU Orbit, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark

Prof. Christian Bak
DTU Orbit, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark

Prof. Rebecca J. Barthelmie, CornellEngineering, USA

Prof. Rebecca J. Barthelmie
CornellEngineering, USA

Dr. Rodolfo Bontempo, University of Naples Federico II

Dr. Rodolfo Bontempo
University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Lecture Series Director

Prof. Marcello Manna, University of Naples Federico II

Prof. Marcello Manna, University of Naples Federico, ItalyII
Lecture Series Director

Prof. Michel Roger, Ecole Centre de Lyon, France

Prof. Michel Roger
Ecole Centre de Lyon, France

Prof. Carlos Simão Ferreira, TU Delft, The Netherlands

Prof. Carlos Simão Ferreira
TU Delft, The Netherlands

Prof. Jens Nørkær Sørensen, DTU Orbit, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark

Prof. Jens Nørkær Sørensen
DTU Orbit, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark

Prof. Tom Verstraete, von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics

Prof. Tom Verstraete, von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics, Belgium
Lecture Series Director

Dr. Spyros G. Voutsinas, National Technical University of Athens, Greece

Dr. Spyros G. Voutsinas
National Technical University of Athens, Greece

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