The planning of the introductory day of lectures and of the PhD seminar is ready !


Please register online to the PhD seminar before october 15th (extended deadline), the event is founded by the EAWE (European Academy of Wind Energy) and local partners, it is free of charge.

The EAWE wants to promote the access to this event also for master students willing to develop research in Wind energy. Consequently, Master students affiliated to institutions which are members of the EAWE could applicate for a financial support from the academy to travel costs. A recommendation letter from the head of the master program is required.

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Full paper submission

To submit you full paper, go to "My space" -> "My submission" and clic on add (+) in the action column. Then follow the submission process. Please use the same template as for the abstract. Proceedings will be available online.


The 10th EAWE PhD Seminar on Wind Energy in Europe will take place in Orléans, on the University Campus, from the 28th to 31st of October, 2014

This seminar provides an opportunity for PhD students and their supervisors from all over Europe to exchange information and experience on research in wind energy, to meet new people and create networks. It is organized and partially funded by the European Academy of Wind Energy (EAWE).

The first day of the seminar (28th of October) will be devoted to an introductory day of lectures provided by 'senior' PhD students and/or young Doctors. The goal will be to provide general information to new PhD and to master students on a broad panel of topics related to wind energy. This day will be an occasion for young students to get familiar with the various problematics of wind energy and for the presenters to have a first experience as a lecturer.Examples of topics: 'What are the alternatives to the horizontal axis wind turbine?', 'CFD for wind energy with open source codes', 'Challenges in Modelling of Floating Wind Turbines', 'the use of wind tunnel for the wind energy sector' or 'What is atmospheric stability, how does it affects the wind forecasting?

The last three days (29-31 of October) will be devoted to the conventional PhD seminar. PhD students will present their activities during 20min slots. Some specific sessions will be also devoted to poster exhibitions. The main topics covered by the seminar are:

- Materials and structures

- Wind, Turbulence

- Aerodynamics

- Control and System Identification

- Electricity conversion

- Reliability and uncertainty modelling

- Design methods

- Hydrodynamics, soil characteristics, floating

- Offshore environmental aspects

- Power generation by wind (wind park as power plant)

Abstract submission: Authors wishing to contribute to the seminar are invited to submit an abstract for oral or poster presentation (1st-year PhD students are encouraged to request a poster). Abstracts must not be longer than one page (DIN A4) including pictures and references (see Abstract Template).They should briefly outline the main features, results and conclusions as well as their general significance and should contain relevant references. The abstracts will be reproduced as submitted and printed unchanged in the Book of Abstracts to be delivered at the seminar to all participants, with the aim at providing a brief and overall insight of the presentations and posters. A 4-page extended abstract will be requested for end of september and will be supplied in a numerical format during the seminar.


Please upload your abstract on the website before May 31st, 2014.

Please indicate in the "comments box" during the submission procedure your current year of PhD

Notification of acceptance will be sent out until June 30th, 2014. 


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