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Pawel Gancarski

The Fifth Symposium on OpenFOAM in Wind Energy (SOWE 2017)

 

The Fifth Symposium on OpenFOAM® in Wind Energy (SOWE 2017) is hosted by the Department of Wind Energy at CENER (National Renewable Energy Centre of Spain). As in the previous editions, the symposium offers a space to share the latest developments based on OpenFOAM® for Wind Energy applications. The symposium brings together experts, beginners, developers and final end users to discuss the research results and techniques to solve the new demands of the Wind Energy sector.

Details on the conference can be found here…

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Pawel Gancarski

The first phase of the IEA Task 31 "Wakebench" finished on October 2014. A proposal to extend the Task for three more years was approved by the IEA-Wind Executive Committe.

The model evaluation framework developed throughout Task 31 for microscale wind farm flow models will be generalized to mesoscale and near-wake models in order to cover all the relevant atmospheric scales related to wind power meteorology. This will allow a more comprehensive approach to the wind farm integrated design process, facilitating the exchange of knowledge among various research communities:…

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Pawel Gancarski

The kick-off meeting of the IEA Task 31 WAKEBENCH "Benchmarking of Wind Farm Flow Models" took place at CENER's headquarters in Sarriguren, Spain, between the 4th and the 7th of October 2011. The aim of this task is to provide a forum for industrial, governmental and academic partners to develop, evaluate and improve atmospheric boundary layer and wind turbine wake models for use in wind energy.

The meeting was successful not only because of the high level of participation (more than 40 institutions from 15 countries) but also considering the high level of the technical presentations…

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