Topics

The call for abstracts closed on Sunday 22 May 2016.

Note to students: to facilitate participation, WindEurope will support travel and accommodation expenses (within limits) if the selected oral presentation is by a full-time student (e.g. PhD or similar).

General Abstracts requirements – for all topics

  • Innovative content: abstracts should contain new work, not yet published
  • No commercial content please: overtly commercial abstracts will receive low ratings.
  • Contribution to industry knowledge: abstracts should strive to present data or results that can contribute to bringing the industry forward
  • The correct topic must be selected to ensure correct scoring. The content of the abstract must be topic-related. It is the responsibility of the submitter to ensure that abstracts are submitted under the correct topic.
  • Abstract format: plain text (no tables, graphs, charts or images)

General threads

The Wind Turbine Sound 2016 workshop had common threads running through the different sessions:

  • Amplitude modulation (AM/OAM)
  • Low-frequency sounds (LFS)
  • Sound levels
  • Tones

Topics

Abstracts connected to the following topics and relating to the above-mentionned general threads will be preferred:

Topic 1: Human perception of noise

Topic 2: National guidelines

Abstracts relating to the above-mentioned general threads and the following issues will be preferred:

  • Existing national and regional policies and regulations for wind turbine noise
  • Potential revisions to explicitly address unique characteristics of wind turbine sounds

Topic 3: Real-world noise measurements

Abstracts relating to the above-mentionned general threads and the following issues will be preferred:

  • Quality and consistency of different methods for assessing the noise in the surroundings
  • Measurements of sound power levels combined with predictions for single wind turbines
  • Farfield measurements on entire wind farms
  • Assessing tonality, impulsivity, AM and other subjective/objective parameters
  • Permanent noise monitoring stations

Topic 4: Wind farm design, siting and operations

Abstracts relating to the above-mentionned general threads and the following issues will be preferred:

  • Impact of noise constraints on the design of onshore wind farms
  • Good practices around noise propagation simulation methods
  • How site specific noise constrains have been considered by siting as well as farm/turbine operation aspects.
  • Examples of actual or virtual wind farm developments
  • Micro-sites Modelling of the impact of such measures on wind farm performance and operations
  • Real-world case studies – optimisation of noise curtailment through active control

Topic 5: Wind turbine design

Abstracts relating to the above-mentioned general threads and the following issues will be preferred:

  • Wind turbine noise manipulation techniques