27-29 May 2020
Delft, The Netherlands

The Torque 2020 Call for Abstracts is now open!

The organising committee is pleased to announce the Call for Abstracts for Torque 2020 is now open. Until the 8th of December you are welcome to upload your abstracts here. You can use either Word or LaTeX to prepare your abstracts using the following templates:

• Word template download
• LaTeX template download

If you use LaTeX, please convert your abstract to PDF before uploading.

As we are sure you all know, the European Academy of Wind Energy Torque Conference is one of the most important academic wind energy conferences worldwide and we aim to have the highest quality papers, posters and presentations. We look forward to your contributions!


Torque 2020 Themes

Abstracts will be categorized using the Themes below. Add any of the suggested keywords, or add a keyword for your own to more specifically describe the scope of your research. Note that the conference programme will have a number of parallel oral sessions within the Themes as well as poster presentations. Submissions will be subjected to a two-stage peer-review process. The Theme Leaders and Scientific Committee will review submitted abstracts to give feedback and determine which will be selected for oral and which will be asked to provide a poster. Authors of all accepted abstracts will then be asked to provide a full paper which will be peer-reviewed. Final peer-reviewed papers will be published by the Institute of Physics (IOP) in the open-access Journal of Physics: Conference Series (JPCS). Important dates

•Abstract (3 pages) submission deadline: 8th December 2019
•Notification of acceptance: 14th January 2020
•Full paper submission deadline: 28th February 2020

Wind and Wind Farms

Keywords: resource, forecasting, wakes, mesoscale, microscale, turbulence
This theme is concerned with the wind conditions, intra- and inter-farm effects. This includes: temporal and spatial variation of the wind both onshore and offshore, modelling and measurement of the wind resource near the ground and at altitude, long-term climatic influences on the wind, wake effects, interactions between wind farms, impacts of wind farm clusters, wind forecasting.

Measurement and Testing

Keywords: measurement, lidar, sodar, radar, remote sensing, satellite, testing, experimentation
This theme is concerned with innovations in technology associated with measuring the wind and other meteorological quantities associated with wind resource assessment. This theme is also concerned with experimental and testing technology including the use of wind tunnels and wave tanks.

Turbine Technology

Keywords: turbine, materials, fixed, floating, modelling, measurement, aerodynamics, aeroelastics, aeroacoustics, foundations
This theme is concerned with all aspects of the wind turbine including: blades, rotor, hub, nacelle, drive train, yaw and pitch, tower, foundations, etc. It also includes different types of turbine, e.g. upwind and downwind, horizontal and vertical axis designs, onshore, offshore fixed and floating. Research on measurements and modelling (e.g. aeroelastics, aeroacoustics) related to the design and behaviour of all types of conventional turbine is part of this theme.

Control and Monitoring

Keywords: control, monitoring, loads, performance, fatigue, simulation, sensors, actuators, damage, reliability
This theme is specifically related to the control of turbine to manage loads, optimise performance and provide grid services. This theme also include aspects of monitoring related to operations and maintenance including measurement and modelling.

Future Wind

Keywords: airborne wind energy, multi-rotors, secondary rotors, unconventional power transmission, hybrid systems
This theme is specifically aimed at research into new and novel wind energy harvesting technology including: airborne wind energy systems, multi- and secondary rotor technology, turbines with unconventional power transmission (e.g. hydraulic), hybrid designs (e.g. wind-wave, wind-wind), etc.

Systems Design and Multi-Scale Modelling

Keywords: MDAO, systems, holistic design, uncertainty quantification, optimisation, multi-scale
This theme is concerned with the holistic design of wind turbines and wind farms. It includes multi-disciplinary design, analysis and optimisation (MDAO) and uncertainty quantification as applied to wind energy applications. This theme also is concerned with integrated multi-scale modelling.

Small Wind and Developing Countries

Keywords: developing countries, small wind turbines, ducted turbines, cross-axis wind turbines, wind-induced energy harvesting
This theme is concerned with the application of wind power technology to developing country applications. It also includes the development of novel small wind turbines.