Remarkable results of the UpWind project

Wednesday 18 March 2009, 11:00 - 12:30

'Pytheas' room (Palais de Arts, Parc Chanot)

UpWind is a European project funded under the EU's Sixth Framework Progamme (FP6). The project looks towards the wind power of tomorrow, more precisely towards the design of very large wind turbines (8-10MW), both onshore and offshore. 

The latest results from the UpWind project were presented during this side event. Representing the EU Commission, Mr. Thierry Langlois d'Estaintot presented the status of the EU research program.

The latest results from the development of future blades for very large turbines with control features were also presented, alongside the latest results of  efforts to improve the drive design methods and to develop more reliable methods for gearboxes.

Finally, the workshop speakers provided information on latest results on flow in very large wind farm and the development of new measurement methods.

Workshop programme

09:00 – 09:10 European perspective on Wind Energy Research
Thierry Langlois d’Estaintôt (European Commission) 

09:10 – 09:30 Remarkable results of the UpWind project; introduction and overview
Jos Beurskens (ECN) / Peter Hjuler Jensen (Risø-DTU)

09:30 – 09:45 The 20 MW Lighthouse European Turbine  
Bernard Bulder (ECN)  

09:45 – 10:00 Deepening insight in the design of drive trains
Jan Hemmelmann (GE)   

10:00 – 10:15 Understanding and measuring the flow in and around large wind farms
Hans Jørgensen (Risø-DTU) / Rebecca Barthelmie (University of Edinburgh)

10:15 – 10:30 Novel aerodynamic control approaches for very large wind turbine rotors
Flemming Rasmussen (Risø-DTU)


About UpWind

The UpWind consortium, composed of 40 partners, brings together the most advanced European specialists of the wind industry.

The project focuses on design tools for the complete range of turbine components. It addresses the aerodynamic, aero-elastic, structural and material design of rotors. Critical analysis of drive train components will be carried out in the search for breakthrough solutions.

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Additional pre-registration for this side event is not required.

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