The Wind Energy CDT would like to thank everyone who attended the conference on the 16th January. Your participation was greatly appreciated and contributed to an excellent day filled with analysis and discussion of cutting edge Wind Energy Research conducted here at Strathclyde University.
FutureWind presented an opportunity for Industry to engage with the work of senior research students within the Wind Energy CDT. Presentations and posters were given on a wide range of topics including but not limited to; Wind Modelling, Drive-train loading and Electrical generation. It was clear that the research being undertaken here at the CDT is very relevant to the problems faced by industry with FutureWind providing an excellent platform to promote discussion and new ideas.
A special thanks must be given to Dave Quarton of GL Garrad Hassan who provided an excellent Key Note Address along with an engaging discussion on the difficulties currently being faced by the Wind Industry. As well as Ignacio Marti, the CTO from NAREC, who contributed to a notable debate on the future research required for the Wind Industry to grow. Our grateful thanks also go to our two sponsors Sgurr Energy and RES without whom this event would not have been possible.
This event successfully showcased the work of all the Wind Energy CDT students. The presentations and posters can be downloaded by clicking on the desired link below along with a copy of the Key Note Address:
Key Note Address - Dave Quarton, GL Garrad Hassan
Wind Modelling, Turbine Design and Blade Erosion
Wind Turbine Loads and Condition Monitoring
Structural Health Monitoring of Wind Turbine Foundations - Magnus Currie
Next Generation Controllers, Electrical Networks and Offshore Operations
Next Generation Controller Design for Large Multi-MW Wind Turbines - Lourdes Gala Santos
Cluster Based Electrical Collection Networks of Offshore Wind Farms - Douglas Elliot
Wind Forcasting and Modelling
Improved Spatial Modelling of Wind Fields - Jethro Dowell
Offshore Wind Energy - Modelling, Monitoring and Power Production
DC Collection Networks for Offshore Generation - Yiqing Lian
Dynamic Response of Spar-type Offshore Floating Wind Turbines - Roberts Proskovics
Control and Protection of Offshore Supergrids - Iain Dallas
Loading on a Wind Turbine - Control and Analysis
Smart Rotor Control for Wind Turbines - Charlie Plumley
A Generic Evaluation of Loads in Horizontal Axis Wind Turbines - Romans Kazacoks
Integration of Wind Energy onto the Grid - Stability and Access
Impacts on GB System Stability of High Penetration of Wind Power - Kevin Johnstone
Power Network Access Arrangements for Wind Power - Laura Kane
Novel Designs for Enhanced Wind Capture
High Altitude Wind Energy Systems – An Overview - Jonathan Samson
Ducted Wind Turbine Aerodynamics - Scott McLaren-Gow
We believe this event offered a unique and mutually beneficial engagement opportunity allowing industry partners the chance to critique the latest research being produced within the UK’s only dedicated wind energy research centre. If you would like information on how to sponsor FutureWind 2014 please email Jonathan Samson.
This event was sponsored by RES and Sgurr energy: