Call for abstracts

The call for abstracts for EWEA’s technology workshop “Wind Turbine Sound 2014” (9-10 December 2014, Malmö, Sweden) is now closed.

EWEA will inform all those who submitted an abstract if theirs was selected for presentation or not by beginning of July 2014 at the latest. If you have any questions regarding your abstract please email [email protected]

Abstracts were invited for the topics listed below. Abstracts not approved for the sessions may still be retained for a poster presentation. Presentations and posters delivered at the workshop will be published in the online proceedings of the workshop on ewea.org. Selected presenters (oral or poster) will not be asked to submit a full-length paper, as only abstracts will be reviewed. Deadlines for submitting their drafts and final presentation will be communicated to presenters upon confirmation of their selection.

Note to students: to facilitate participation, EWEA will cover travel and accommodation expenses if the selected oral presentation is by a full-time student (e.g. PhD or similar).


General threads

The 2014 EWEA sound workshop will have common threads running through the different sessions. These threads are:

  • Amplitude modulation (AM/OAM)
  • Low-frequency sounds (LFS)
  • Sound levels
  • Tones

Topics

Abstracts connected to the following topics and relating to the above-mentionned general threads will be preferred:

Topic 1: Human perception of noise

 

Topic 2: National guidelines
Abstracts relating to the above-mentionned general threads and the following issues will be preferred:

  • Existing national and regional policies and regulations for wind turbine noise
  • Potential revisions to explicitly address unique characteristics of wind turbine sounds

Topic 3: Real-world noise measurements
Abstracts relating to the above-mentionned general threads and the following issues will be preferred:

  • Quality and consistency of different methods for assessing the noise in the surroundings
  • Measurements of sound power levels combined with predictions for single wind turbines
  • Farfield measurements on entire wind farms
  • Assessing tonality, impulsivity, AM and other subjective/objective parameters

Topic 4: Wind farm design
Abstracts relating to the above-mentionned general threads and the following issues will be preferred:

  • Impact of noise constraints on the design of onshore wind farms
  • Good practices around noise propagation simulation methods
  • How site specific noise constrains have been considered by siting as well as farm/turbine operation aspects.
  • examples of actual or virtual wind farm developments

Topic 5: Wind turbine design

 

Topic 6: Impact of noise curtailment measures on wind farm operations
Abstracts covering the following issues will be preferred:

  • Modelling of the impact of such measures on wind farm performance and operations
  • Real-world case studies - optimisation of noise curtailment through active control
  • Permanent noise monitoring stations