UpWind looks towards wind power tomorrow; towards the design of turbines (8-10MW) standing in huge on- and offshore wind farms. The challenges inherent in the creation of such power stations necessitate the highest standards in design; complete understandi ng of external design conditions; the design of materials with extreme strength to mass ratios and advanced control and measuring systems all geared towards the highest degree of reliability and critically, reduced overall turbine mass. Wind turbines grea ter than 5MW and wind farms of hundreds of MW necessitate the re-evaluation the wind turbine itself, for its re-conception to cope with future challenges. UpWind will develop the accurate, verified tools and component concepts the industry needs to design and manufacture this new breed of turbine. UpWind will focus on design tools for the all turbine components and will address the aerodynamic, aero-elastic, structural and material design of rotors. Critical analysis of drive train components will be carri ed out in the search for breakthrough solutions. UpWind will help European Wind Energy companies maintaining their favourable position in the global market, realising EU renewable electricity targets for 2010, and to attain the main objective of the Lisbon Agenda. UpWind brings together the most advanced European specialists and experience. The technical and scientific components of the programme have been integrated through a visionary organisational structure, which will ensure that scientific research an swers industry needs. This has been achieved by organising the project in such a way that the (industrial) integration work packages will guide the scientific work to a great extent . The findings of the project will be disseminated through workshops and t hrough a website to the widest possible audience by EWEA which represents 220 companies from over 40 countries, including 98% of manufacturing industry, organisations and research institutes.
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