ForWind Symposium, 5 July 2019:

Wind Physics Symposium

Wind turbines in wind farms and wind farm clusters influence each other through interaction with the atmospheric boundary layer. This has far-reaching consequences, in particular for the energy yield, loads and grid integration. Both the large offshore wind farms and the onshore wind farms have optimization potential in planning, operation, monitoring and control.

ForWind organizes another Wind Physics Symposium on July 5th in Oldenburg. In cooperation with the Innovative Hochschule Jade-Oldenburg, the Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy Systems (IWES) and international partners, up to date research results from the following areas will be presented:

  • Wind resource and wind farm effects
    e.g. mesoscale modelling, cluster effects, power fluctuations, minute-scale forecasting
  • Control of wind turbines and wind farms
    e.g. novel sensing and turbine design concepts, active power control, wake deflection, load mitigation, lidar-assisted control
  • Experimental and numerical research on wind turbines
    e.g. validation in the turbulent wind tunnel, unsteady aerodynamics, aerodynamic blade design

The research methods include computational fluid dynamics on all relevant scales, validation by wind tunnel tests, field measurements and operating data as well as development of analytical and empirical models.

In cooperation with:

The project "Innovative Hochschule Jade-Oldenburg!" aims to intensify a mutual exchange between economic, public, administrative and cultural institutions in order to increase innovative power in the region.

The University of Oldenburg, the Jade Hochschule and OFFIS (Institute for Computer Science) are partners in this project and rely on their well-established cooperation in the field of idea, knowledge and technology transfer. Within its key fields knowledge, career, innovation and dynamic interaction, „Innovative Hochschule Jade-Oldenburg!” promotes a dynamic transfer partnership between Weser-Ems region and the coast, reaching new target groups, establishing new partnerships and opening up pathways and spaces for transfer.

By establishing a broad-based transfer system, all project partners want to increase innovative strength of the region and thus contribute significantly to overcoming current and future challenges – hoping to serve as an example to other regions as well.


ForWind - Center for Wind Energy Research
of the Universities of Oldenburg, Hannover and Bremen
W33 - WindLab
Küpkersweg 70
26129 Oldenburg

Phone: +49 441 798-5083