Modelling, Design and Optimization of Wind Turbines

A special issue of Machines (ISSN 2075-1702). This special issue belongs to the section "Turbomachinery".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 October 2024 | Viewed by 261

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Department of Industrial Engineering (DIEF), Università degli Studi di Firenze, Via di Santa Marta 3, I-50139 Firenze, Italy
Interests: energy; wind; aerodynamics; aeroelasticity; offshore wind; floating wind
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Departamentul Design de Produs, Mecatronică și Mediu, Transilvania University of Brasov, Brasov, Romania
Interests: mechanics; mechanisms; machines; renewable energy systems; wind turbines; solar tracking systems; artificial intelligence; product design and development
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Dear Colleagues,

In recent years, wind energy has risen to be one of the most wide-spread renewable energy sources. As new installations increase, new challenges arise. Modern wind turbines are pushing the envelope in multiple ways: at sea, where floating wind is starting to gain momentum and the ever larger rotors that are being developed are pushing us into uncharted territory in regard to external conditions, aeroelasticity and system dynamics; and on shore, where developers have been dealing with aging wind parks and their repowering.

In this ever-changing landscape, accurate modelling, design and optimization techniques are required to further reduce the cost of wind turbines. Moreover, innovative approaches such as co-design, where the wind turbine and the wind turbine controller are designed and optimized together, still have untapped potential, and can lead to improved wind turbine design both on shore and off shore.

This Special Issue entitled “Modelling, Design and Optimization of Wind Turbines” aims to gather relevant contributions and recent advancements in the fields of wind turbine experimental and numerical modelling practices, as well as in the field of wind turbine design and optimization methods. Topics of interest for this Special Issue include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Experimental and numerical wind turbine modelling;
  • Wind turbine load and dynamics computation and modelling;
  • Advancements in wind turbine wake numerical and experimental modelling;
  • Advancements in wind turbine design;
  • Advancements in vertical-axis wind turbine design, modelling and optimization;
  • Optimization methods for wind turbines;
  • Co-design of wind turbines;
  • Wind farm design and optimization;
  • Modelling of wind turbine degradation phenomena such as erosion, icing and dirt accretion.

I look forward to receiving your contributions.

Dr. Francesco Papi
Prof. Dr. Mircea Neagoe
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  • wind
  • renewable
  • energy transition
  • experiment
  • simulation
  • optimization
  • design
  • load
  • co-design
  • wake
  • wind farm

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