Wind Turbine Aerodynamics: A State-Off-The-Art

Niels Sørensen (Lecturer)

    Activity: Talks and presentationsTalks and presentations in private or public companies


    The evolution of modern wind turbines is a remarkable story of engineering and scientific skill. Over the last 20 years, the cost of wind energy has been steadily reduced and power has increased by a factor of 100. Technically, all categories of turbines are, to a varying degree, on the frontier of technology research. The objective of this Lecture Series is to review the state-of-the-art in current wind turbine technologies and set the perspectives for new potentials in terms of R&D. World experts will present the fundamentals of ground wind conditions, the detailed aerodynamic and structural design issues, advances in experimental testing and condition monitoring, cold climate and icing problems, etc. Future research areas will be addressed in a concluding session on new potentials for wind turbines.

    Period19 Mar 2007
    Event typeConference
    LocationVon Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics, Belgium