Wind Energy - Impact of Turbulence

  • Michael Hölling
  • Joachim Peinke
  • Stefan Ivanell

Part of the Research Topics in Wind Energy book series (RTWE, volume 2)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-8
  2. Rotor Aerodynamics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Elia Daniele, Iván Herráez, Bernhard Stoevesandt, Joachim Peinke
      Pages 9-15
    3. Hadrien Bolnot, Stéphane Le Dizès, Thomas Leweke
      Pages 23-28
    4. Esmail Mahmoodi, Alois Peter Schaffarczyk
      Pages 29-34
    5. Hans Mueller-Vahl, Christoph Strangfeld, Christian Navid Nayeri, Christian Oliver Paschereit, David Greenblatt
      Pages 35-40
  3. Turbulence

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 41-41
    2. G. Fitton, I. Tchiguirinskaia, D. Schertzer, S. Lovejoy
      Pages 51-57
    3. Patrick Milan, Allan Morales, Matthias Wächter, Joachim Peinke
      Pages 73-78
    4. U. V. Poulsen, J. Scholz, E. Hedevang, J. Cleve, M. Greiner
      Pages 79-84
    5. Antonio Segalini, Jens H. M. Fransson, P. Henrik Alfredsson
      Pages 85-91
    6. Jonathon Sumner, Daniel Cabezón, Christian Masson, Antonio Crespo
      Pages 93-99
  4. Experiments

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 101-101
    2. Rustom B. Bhiladvala, Elsa Assadian, Ali Etrati
      Pages 103-108

About these proceedings


This book presents the results of the seminar “Wind Energy and the Impact of Turbulence on the Conversion Process” which was supported from three societies, namely the EUROMech, EAWE and ERCOFATC and took place in Oldenburg, Germany in spring 2012.

The seminar was one of the first scientific meetings devoted to the common topic of wind energy and basic turbulence. The established community of researchers working on the challenging puzzle of turbulence for decades met the quite young community of researchers, who face the upcoming challenges in the fast growing field of wind energy applications.

From the fluid mechanical point of view, wind turbines are large machines operating in the fully turbulent atmospheric boundary layer. In particular they are facing small-scale turbulent inflow conditions. It is one of the central puzzle in basic turbulence research to achieve a fundamental understanding of the peculiarities of small-scale turbulence. This book helps to better understand the resulting aerodynamics around the wind turbine’s blades and the forces transmitted into the machinery in this context of puzzling inflow conditions. This is a big challenge due to the multi-scale properties of the incoming wind field ranging from local flow conditions on the profile up to the interaction of wake flows in wind farms.



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Editors and affiliations

  • Michael Hölling
    • 1
  • Joachim Peinke
    • 2
  • Stefan Ivanell
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of Physics & ForWind, University of OldenburgOldenburgGermany
  2. 2.Center for Wind EnergyInstitute of Physics & ForWind, University of OldenburgOldenburgGermany
  3. 3.Gotland UniversityVisbySweden

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Energy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-54695-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-54696-9
  • Series Print ISSN 2196-7806
  • Series Online ISSN 2196-7814
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