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The Science of Making Torque from Wind (TORQUE 2016)

The sixth edition of the international conference “The Science of Making Torque from Wind” (TORQUE 2016) is the main forum for discussion and technical exchanges on the most recent advances in the field of wind energy science.

The event, one of the largest conferences in wind energy in 2016, is organized by the Wind Energy Institute under the auspices of the European Academy of Wind Energy (EAWE). This year’s edition took place in Munich, between 5th and 7th of October, and was hosted by the Technical University of Munich.

The AWESOME project, specialized in most of the topics addressed at this conference, participated actively in the different activities scheduled. Several abstracts of the PhD researchers of AWESOME were accepted to presented at TORQUE 2016, some as posters and others as oral presentations:


E. González (CIRCE)

SCADA alarms processing for wind turbine component failure detection


L. Valldecabres (UOL-FORWIND)

Spatial-temporal analysis of coherent offshore wind field structures measured by scanning Doppler-Lidar


N Y. Yurusen (CIRCE)

Probability density function selection based on the characteristics of wind speed data


M. Reder (CIRCE)

Wind Turbine Failures – Tackling current Problems in Failure Data Analysis



 >> Lisa Ziegler (RAMBOLL): Fatigue reassessment for lifetime extension of offshore wind monopile substructures. Full Text

 >> Jannis Tautz-Weinert (LBORO): Comparison of different modelling approaches of drive train temperature for the purposes of wind turbine failure detection. Full Text

>> Helene Seyr (NTNU): Value of information of repair times for offshore windfarm maintenance planning. Full Text

2nd TC meeting

TORQUE 2016 was also an excellent opportunity to celebrate the second Training Committee meeting of the Project, since the project partner TUM (Technical University of Munich) was hosting the event.

Among the main issues addressed during this meeting there was the review of the training, networking and dissemination activities undertaken so far, as well as the planning of the upcoming ones. In addition, the project partners started to prepare the mid-term review meeting, which will take place in February 2017.