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Efficient harvesting of the wind energy

Objective

As wind energy is considered one of the most promising renewable energy resources, energy production technologies relying on wind energy are currently flourishing under the EU ambitious plan for 2020. Market demands to prepare a generation of researchers within the EU that are able to face the challenge of fulfilling the EU ambitious plan, to sustain the production of wind energy and to innovate and promote wind energy systems (WES) for the future needs, are clearly met in AEOLUS4FUTURE. The primary research aim is to develop a sustainable WES for a variety of EU needs. There are a number of detailed scientific and technical issues that will be addressed by the project starting from identifying the wind energy potential (off-shore and on-shore, including the built environment) to the design of a sustainable and highly efficient WES. Also the new challenging load conditions imposed on wind farms located on places where existing type of wind turbine towers are not suitable require the development of new type of support structures for wind energy converters. This fosters new structural concepts taking advantage of high performance materials e.g. high strength steel and novel maintenance free fasteners. In addition, while most research efforts and practical applications of wind energy have focused on large-scale wind installations in remote offshore or onshore areas, much less attention has been given to wind energy installations near buildings. The project has a major training aim to create technical experts who will be able to lead the necessary industrial developments in the WES, and have a broad overview of a new and emerging multi-disciplinary field. The project will thus enable a number of young scientists and engineers to obtain high level training in various technical aspects of the problem, to gain an overall understanding of how this work fits into the wider EU Directives and plans for the future and in doing so to improve their career prospects.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy/windpower

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2014
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-ITN-ETN - European Training Networks

Coordinator

LULEA TEKNISKA UNIVERSITET
Address
Universitetsomradet Porson
971 87 Lulea
Sweden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 263 659,32

Participants (9)

THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 546 575,76
Address
Edgbaston
B15 2TT Birmingham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDADE DE COIMBRA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 476 712,72
Address
Paco Das Escolas
3001 451 Coimbra
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI FIRENZE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 516 122,64
Address
Piazza San Marco 4
50121 Florence
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 510 748,56
Address
Groene Loper 3
5612 AE Eindhoven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUT VON KARMAN DE DYNAMIQUE DES FLUIDES
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 250 560
Address
Chaussee De Waterloo 72
1640 Rhode Saint Genese
Activity type
Research Organisations
RUHR-UNIVERSITAET BOCHUM
Germany
EU contribution
€ 249 216,48
Address
Universitaetsstrasse 150
44801 Bochum
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
GOTTFRIED WILHELM LEIBNIZ UNIVERSITAET HANNOVER
Germany
EU contribution
€ 498 432,96
Address
Welfengarten 1
30167 Hannover
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SIEMENS INDUSTRY SOFTWARE NV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 250 560
Address
Interleuvenlaan 68
3001 Leuven
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SENVION GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 249 216,48
Address
Uberseering 10
22297 Hamburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

Partners (5)

FACULTY OF CIVIL ENGINEERING
Serbia
Address
Bulevar Kralja Aleksandra 73
11000 Belgrade
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Ss. CYRIL AND METHODIUS UNIVERSITY IN SKOPJE
North Macedonia
Address
Blvd Goce Delcev 9
1000 Skopje
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ANSYS FRANCE SAS
France
Address
Place Georges Pompidou 14-15
78180 Montigny Le Bretonneux
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
GERMANISCHER LLOYD INDUSTRIAL SERVICES GMBH
Germany
Address
Brooktorkai 18
20457 Hamburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MARTIFER - CONSTRUCOES METALOMECANICAS SA
Portugal
Address
Zona Industrial De Oliveira De
3680-170 Oliveira De Frades
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)