Special Issue "Wind Energy: Current Challenges and Future Perspectives"

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental and Sustainable Science and Technology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 October 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Sergio Montelpare
Guest Editor
Engineering and Geology Department, University “G. d’Annunzio” of Chieti-Pescara, Pescara, Italy
Interests: climate change; buildings’ sustainability; nZEB design; renewable energies; cultural heritage preservation; buildings’ acoustics
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Prof. Dr. Renato Ricci
Co-Guest Editor
Department of Industrial Engineering and Mathematical, University “Politecnica delle Marche”, via Brecce Bianche 1, 60131 Ancona, Italy
Interests: CFD analyses; wind energy; thermo-fluid dynamics; heat transfer; renewable energies; infrared thermography
Dr. Valerio D’Alessandro
Co-Guest Editor
Department of Industrial Engineering and Mathematical Sciences, Università Politecnica delle Marche, via Brecce Bianche, 60131 Ancona, Italy
Interests: wind energy; numerical methods for Thermo-Fluid dynamics; heat transfer; low-speed Aerodynamics; aeroacoustics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

With regard to climate change, the use of renewable energies has shown a strong increase for several years; wind energy, in particular, has represented one of the most interesting typologies, also seen in different research fields. All of the sectors related to wind energy have shown a significant development, i.e., micro, small, medium, and large wind turbine design; onshore and offshore wind farms analyses; hindcasting and forecasting energy assessment; and wind turbine noise analyses.

Despite these long years of research and realisation, there are several challenges and future developments that are characterising the present academic and industry studies, both with respect to the wind turbine design and with respect to all of the correlated aspects, starting from the energy assessment, passing trough the multi-physics interactions, the numerical simulations, and the acoustic noise emission, and so on.

Considering the interest of this theme, we are organizing a Special Issue titled “Wind Energy: Current Challenges and Future Perspectives”, aimed at reporting the most recent finding from researchers and professional of the sector, in the scope of the following themes.

Original manuscripts covering the following broad themes are invited from researchers and agencies, namely:

  • wind turbine aerodynamics
  • wind turbine noise
  • floating wind turbines
  • numerical methods for wind turbines
  • wind energy assessment.

Prof. Dr. Sergio Montelpare
Guest Editors

Prof. Dr. Renato Ricci
Dr. Valerio D’Alessandro
Co-Guest Editor

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  • wind turbine
  • CFD
  • aerodynamic design
  • acoustic noise
  • waves–structure interactions
  • energy assessment
  • multi-scale analyses
  • wind turbine wake
  • morphing blades

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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