Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2012)
Special Issue Editors
Prof. Dr. Frede Blaabjerg
Department of Energy Technology, Aalborg University, DK-9220 Aalborg East, Denmark
Website: http://personprofil.aau.dk/101000 Fax: +45 9815 1411 Interests: wind power research; power electronics; control of wind turbines and wind farms; interconnection to grid; generators; power converters; ride-through operation
Prof. Dr. Lance Manuel
Mechanics, Uncertainty, and Simulation in Engineering (MUSE), Dept. of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering, The University of Texas At Austin (UT-Austin), TX, USA.
Website: http://www.caee.utexas.edu/prof/manuel/ Fax: +1 512 471 7259 Interests: probabilistic methods; structural dynamics; wind turbine inflow characterization and loads
Prof. Dr. Mark J. Balas
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, College of Engineering and Applied Science, Laramie, WY 82071, USA
Website: http://wwweng.uwyo.edu/electrical/faculty/balas/ Phone: +1 307 766 5599 Fax: +1 307 766 2248 Interests: aerodynamics including design and optimization; aircraft design; experimental and computational fluid dynamics; biofluiddynamics; wind energy; aero-hydrodynamics of sailing
Special Issue Information
This issue focuses on recent advances in the wind energy sector on a wide range of topics, including: wind resource mapping, wind intermittency issues, aerodynamics, foundations, aeroelasticity, wind turbine technologies, control of wind turbines, diagnostics, generator concepts incl gearless concepts, power electronic converters, grid interconnection, ride-through operation, protection, wind farm layouts - optimization and control, reliability, operations and maintenance, effects of wind farms on local and global climate, wind power stations, smart-grid and micro-grid related to wind turbine operation.
Prof. Dr. Frede Blaabjerg Prof. Dr. Lance Manuel Prof. Dr. Mark J. Balas Guest Editors