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The SOWE 2017 is being organized inmediatly after the NEWA meeting. The idea is to facilitate the participation in both events to those interested. For that reason, on Wednesday 26 April morning no sessions are planed to allow participants to arrive to Pamplona. In the afternoon, those who already have arrived may be interested in joining a shared excursion to visit Alaiz (wind turbine test site in complex terrain). A program summary for the symposium is presented as follows. The detailed program will be published once the abstract selection is completed.

Wednesday 26 April,

13:30 Workshop on NEWAfoam (at the Hotel Tres Reyes).

The NEWA consortium invites SOWE participants to attend a workshop about the open-source mesoscale to microscale model chain. A first release is planned by the time SOWE will take place and will include an offline coupling of OpenFOAM and WRF. The objective of this workshop is to present this first release and seek involvement of early adopters that would be willing to test the model. The NEWA validation plan will be also presented to offer external participants the opportunity to join future benchmarks in connection to NEWA experiments. 

Additionaly the final design and execution plans for the measurement campaign of the Alaiz experiment (ALEX17) will be presented.

15:30 Visit to Alaiz (wind turbine test site in complex terrain). The participants will be transported by bus leaving from the Hotel Tres Reyes.

Thursday 27 April,

9:00 - 17:30 SOWE 2017 (at the ADItech headquarters). See location here.

20:30 Event dinner

Friday 28 April,

9:00 - 14:45 SOWE 2017 (at the ADItech headquarters). See location here.

On thursday evening, the symposium dinner is scheduled. The participation is optional, please indicate during registration if you are planning to attend this. The payment must be done together with the registration fee.



Detailed program:


Wednesday 26 Aprilat Hotel Tres Reyes
13:30 – 15:00Javier SánzCENERWorkshop on NEWAfoam with SOWE participants
15:00 – 15:30Elena CanteroCENERNEWA - ALEX17 experiment in complex terrain. Final design and execution plans
15:30 – 17:30Visit to the Alaiz wind turbine test site in complex terrain. Departure from Hotel Tres Reyes.
Thursday 27 Aprilat ADItech Headquarters
9:00 – 10:00Welcome & Registration
10:00Antonio Ugarte, CENER Wind Energy Department DirectorCENERWelcoming
10:05 – 10:15Iván Moya, Head of Wind Resource Assessment and Forecasting Service of CENERCENERThe National Renewable Energy Centre (CENER)
10:15 – 11:00Roger Almenar, Business Development Manager and Project Manager of ESI Group.ESI GroupCustodians of OpenFOAM
11:00 – 11:15Break
Session 1: Atmospheric flows and resource assessment
11:15 – 11:45Engin LeblebiciMETU Aerospace EngineeringParallel OpenFOAM - WRF Coupling Methodology and Comparison with Experimental Mast-Data
11:45 – 12:15Nikolaos StergiannisVrije Universiteit BrusselWind resource assessment over a complex terrain covered by forest using CFD simulations of neutral atmospheric boundary layer with OpenFOAM and MeteoDyn
12:15 – 13:15LUNCH
13:15 – 13:45Valerijs BezrukovsInstitute of Physical Energetics, LatviaAssessing the impact of the cellular communication tower construction on wind speed measurements
13:45 – 14:15Elliot BachéSoluteSmooth hill validation in FUROW’s wind resource module using OpenFOAM
14:15 – 14:45Tristan ClarencZephyWhy Wind Resource Engineers should not Compromise with Accuracy and Convergence anymore while running CFD Calculations?
14:45 – 15:00Break
15:00 – 15:30Chen ChengchengState Key Laboratory of Wind Power SystemWind resource reconstruction in complex terrains regarding thermal stratification
Session 4: Vertical axis wind turbines
15:30-16:00Diego DominguezUniversidad de LeónOpenFOAM capabilities for the analysis of Vertical-Axis Wind Turbine aerodynamics
16:00-16:30Paolo SchitoPolitecnico di MilanoCFD model of a vertical-axis wind turbine in open-jet wind-tunnel
16:30 – 17:30Reception
20:30Event dinner at Rest. “La Tasca de Don José” (Plaza del Castillo 12, Pamplona)
Friday 28 Aprilat ADItech Headquarters
8:45 – 9:00Welcome
9:00 – 9:30Javier Sanz, Senior Researcher
Wind Energy Department
CENERThe “Wakebench” Framework for
Wind Farm Flow Modeling and Evaluation
Session 2: Wind farms
9:30 – 10:00Carmine VarrialeUniversità degli Studi di Napoli Federico IIRisk assessment for light aircraft landing trajectories in windy atmosphere and near wind farms
10:00 – 10:30Matías AvilaBarcelona Supercomputing CenterA new hybrid mesh generation approach for onshore and offshore wind farm flow simulations with actuator discs
10:30 – 11:00Nikolaos StergiannisVrije Universiteit BrusselCFD simulations of the Egmond aan Zee wind farm using high resolution mesoscale predictions
11:00 – 11:15Break
11:15 – 11:45Svein Erik NulandUniversity of StavangerWind Turbine Installation on Offshore Fish Farm Feed Barge
Session 3: Wind turbine interactions
11:45 – 12:15Unai Fernández-GámizUniversidad del País VascoComputational Characterization of vortexes generated by Low-Profile Vortex Generators
12:15 – 12:45Fei ChenGoldwindThe distinction of wake models at complex terrain site
12:45 – 13:15Ingrid FeylingUniversity of StavangerWind wave interaction investigated with two different CFD methods for wave representation - Solid surface and moving mesh vs. VOF
13:15 – 13:45Hamid SarlakTechnical University of DenmarkCFD computation of hydrodynamic coefficients of a partially submerged vertical cylinder
13:45 – 14:45LUNCH and closing


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