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03/09/2020

WESC 2021 – Call for Abstracts now open!

The next Wind Energy Science Conference will take place as a web-conference on May 25 - 28, 2021. The biennial Wind Energy Science Conference is an international conference initiated by the European Academy of Wind Energy (EAWE). We are looking forward to welcoming scientists in the field of wind energy to present their latest findings and meet across traditional scientific borders. The conference covers all scientific topics in wind energy. Find more information about our program, the topics and deadlines on the conference website. Stay informed and sign up for our newsletter!

12/17/2020

New ForWind member

At the last meeting of the ForWind executive board, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Michael Haist from the Leibniz University Hannover was welcomed as a new member of ForWind. Haist succeeded Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ludger Lohaus at the Institute for Concrete Construction in 2019. The research of Prof. Haist is focused on novel digital concrete production and quality assurance techniques, the development of novel multifunctional materials as well as investigation and modelling of the mechanical properties such as fatigue and creep. His research complements the broad spectrum of engineering and physical research in the field of wind energy within ForWind.

10/29/2020

With Digital Twin for optimised wind turbines

Using a digital twin to save material, support maintenance, reduce costs and increase wind yield: At the University of Bremen, the ForWind members BIK (Bremen Institute for Integrated Product Development) and IALB (Institute for Electrical Drives, Power Electronics and Components) have started their research on this topic together with eight partners. The aim: the ecologically and economically optimised operation of wind turbines.

10/26/2020

Recipe for a storm

Experts from ForWind and the Université de Lyon have now paved the way for studying small-scale turbulence: The team led by Oldenburg physicist Prof. Dr. Joachim Peinke succeeded in generating turbulent flows in a wind tunnel. The flows resembled those occurring in big gales. The team has found a way to literally cut a slice out of a storm, the researchers report in the journal Physical Review Letters.

10/05/2020

"Excellent Young Wind Doctor Award 2020" goes to ForWind scientists

On October 2, Dr. Clemens Hübler, ForWind scientist and member of the Institute of Structural Analysis at the Leibniz University of Hannover (LUH), was awarded the "Excellent Young Wind Doctor Award 2020" at the European wind energy conference TORQUE. With this prize, the European Academy of Wind Energy EAWE annually awards PhD dissertations in the field of wind energy of extraordinary quality and innovation.