SOWE 2018


The sixth symposium on OpenFOAM® in Wind Energy (SOWE) will be hosted by the Wind Energy Group of the Earth Sciences Department at Uppsala University Campus Gotland, bringing together people who use OpenFOAM® for wind energy applications. The symposium aims to present the state of the art in wind energy computations using OpenFOAM®, allowing participants (experts, beginners, developers, etc.) to discuss research results, techniques and to identify common problems in the wind energy sector.

The First SOWE conference was hosted by ForWind and Fraunhofer IWES in Oldenburg (Germany).

The Second SOWE conference was hosted by NREL and RASEI at the University of Colorado (USA).

The Third SOWE conference was hosted by Politecnico di Milano in Milan (Italy).

The Fourth SOWE conference was hosted by Delft University of Technology (The Netherlands).

The Fifth SOWE conference was hosted by the Department of Wind Energy at CENER (Spain).

Dates and venue

June 13 - 14, 2018. (See Important Dates)


The symposium will cover a wide variety of areas linked to wind energy research. Most relevant subjects are listed below and the presentations will be arranged by topic. The proposed topics are not exclusive and are not intended to limit participation in the discussion of other wind energy applications of OpenFOAM®.

  • Atmospheric flows (including flow over complex terrain and sea) 
  • On and offshore HAWT & VAWT wind turbine aerodynamics and wakes
  • Small scale wind energy applications
  • Site assessment and wind farm aerodynamics
  • Other, such as meshing, algorithms, post-processing, parallel performance, etc.

Article format

Extended deadline for abstract submission, March 1, 2018.

A 5 page article will be submitted, with previous approval of an abstract. The accepted articles will be made available on a conference page after the conference under a Creative Commons Attribution License.

An oral presentation of the accepted articles will be granted.

Please join us!

The organizers,


This conference is not approved or endorsed by OpenCFD Limited, producer and distributor of the OpenFOAM software via, and owner of the OPENFOAM®  and OpenCFD®  trade marks

Stefan Ivanell and Hugo Olivares Espinosa