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News

01/01/2021

New ForWind member

At the last meeting of the ForWind board, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Johanna Myrzik from the University of Bremen was welcomed as a new member of ForWind. In 2018, Myrzik took over the chair of automation technology (in energy supply) and the management of the Institute for Automation Technology at the University of Bremen, Department 1 Physics/Electrical Engineering, as a university professor. The institute develops new, intelligent technologies, methods, algorithms, and services that enable intelligent, adaptive, and reliable interaction between generation, storage, grid management, and demand across all voltage levels. Interdisciplinary or transdisciplinary research in energy networks is the hallmark of the Automation Technology Professorship, with a focus on automation of future energy networks. With her research, Myrzik complements the broad spectrum of engineering and physical research in wind energy within ForWind.

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.