Wake Conference 2017

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In the last decade the research in wake and wind farm interaction has greatly intensified. These fields of research are becoming increasingly important as larger and larger wind farms are built and as they are being built closer to each other. Adding to the intriguing physics of wake and wind farm interaction is that many of the new wind farms are being erected in sites located in complex terrain. The increasing importance of the field is also evident from the increasing number of publications and new groups working on the topic.

The organizers of the conference have an established tradition of bringing together researchers in this field. Before 2010 smaller seminars were organized to allow parties interested in wakes and wind farm interaction to discuss matters of importance for the field, and in 2011 the first wake conference was held at Gotland University. In 2013, a wake conference was held in conjunction with the ICOWES conference in Copenhagen. The most recent wake conference was held in 2015 at Uppsala University's Gotland campus. Continuing our aim to host a wake conference every second year, the next wake conference will be held in Visby, Sweden May 30th until the 1st of June, 2017.

The conference will focus on topics such as:

  • Stability and Turbulence
  • Wake Simulations
  • Wind Farms
  • Wake Interaction
  • Measurements of Wakes
  • Vortex Modeling

The conference will be immediately preceeded by a WakeBench meeting on Monday the 29th.

Please join us!

The organizers,

Stefan Ivanell and Jens N. Sørensen