Special Issue "Wind Turbine Technologies"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 November 2022 | Viewed by 41

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Davide Astolfi
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Guest Editor
Department of Engineering, University of Perugia, Via G. Duranti 93, 06125 Perugia, Italy
Interests: wind turbines; condition monitoring; fault diagnosis; non-stationary machinery; control and monitoring; vibrations; applied statistics; numerical modelling; mechanical systems dynamics
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

At present, stronger exploitation of renewable energy is at the centre of the policy agenda worldwide, and, in this context, wind turbines are the most promising technology.

Nevertheless, wind turbines are complex machines, subjected to non-stationary operation conditions; therefore, it is fundamental to promote deeper scientific comprehension of the operation of this technology. Furthermore, despite horizontal-axis wind turbines substantially constituting a mature technology, new challenges have arisen with the increasing size of the machines and with the exploitation in complex environments.

Based on these considerations, the objective of this Special Issue is to collect contributions devoted to the general topic of wind turbine technologies. Therefore, the Special Issue has a wide scope, and, in accordance to the scientific purposes of the journal, the common ground is expected to be a focus on the machine. Theoretical and experimental contributions are both welcome.

Contributions that deal with the following aspects, applied to wind turbine technologies, are particularly welcome (although the list should not be considered as exclusive):

  • Structural Health Monitoring;
  • Condition Monitoring;
  • Fault Diagnosis and Prognosis;
  • Fatigue and Life Cycle Assessment;
  • Rotor Design;
  • Wind Turbine and Wind Farm Control;
  • Wind Turbine Blades: Design and Materials;
  • Wind Turbine Generators;
  • Converters and Power Electronics;
  • Wind Turbines Pitch;
  • Wind Turbines Yaw;
  • Performance Analysis;
  • Wind Tunnel Testing;
  • Vibration and Noise Reduction;
  • Horizontal- and Vertical-Axis Micro Wind Turbines;
  • SCADA Data Analysis and Wind Turbine Sensors;
  • Measurement Applications;
  • Wind Turbine Wakes;
  • Floating Wind Turbines;
  • Wind Turbines in Complex Terrain;
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics and Aeroelastic Simulations.

Dr. Davide Astolfi
Prof. Dr. Antonio J. Marques Cardoso
Guest Editors

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