Special Issue "Wind Turbine Noise"
A special issue of Acoustics (ISSN 2624-599X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 August 2020.
Interests: vibration and damping; green materials; room acoustics; acoustic measurements; archaeological acoustics
Interests: helicopter noise; wind turbine noise; subjective assessment of noise
The energy produced by the wind has been exploited by people since ancient times to make systems work, draw water, and turn millstones. The first windmills were built in the Middle East around 600 AD, subsequently spreading to the countries of northern Europe in the Middle Ages. The first wind towers built for the industrial development of the transformation of wind energy into electricity were built in the United States in the 1950s and spread rapidly during the 1970s following the energy crises. Wind energy is a renewable energy source to produce electricity, while also limiting the use of fossil fuels and reducing the effects of atmospheric pollution. It is, therefore, a rapidly growing market. In 1996, global wind power accounted for around 6,100 MW; in 2001, it was 24,000 MW; while in 2017, it was about 540,000 MW. The areas with the most significant growth are Asia (with China and India), Europe (with France, Spain, and Germany), and the United States. The environmental impact caused by the construction of wind farms involves land use, visual impact, electromagnetic, and the presence of moving shadows due to the projection of rotating blades. However, the problem that creates the greatest disturbance/level of complaint due to wind turbines is the acoustic impact and sleep disturbance. The operation of the wind turbines generates a noise that is perceived as an annoyance by the local population living in the surrounding areas.
This Special Issue will discuss the effects of wind turbine noise and the latest research in identifying the basis of cause/impacts attributed to community.
Prof. Gino Iannace
Mr. Steven Cooper
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- Wind energy
- Noise generation
- Noise measurements
- Outdoor noise propagation
- Wind turbine noise simulation
- Effect of the wind turbine noise on people and the environment
- Wind turbines noise control
- Regulations and limits on wind turbine noise effects in different countries