The Stuurgroep Windtechnologie, or Dutch-Flemish Wind Engineering Association, hosts its first symposium ‘Wind Engineering Research: What’s in it for you?’ on Friday the 7th of Octoberuesday at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e).

Scope of the symposium is twofold: first to provide an overview of state-of-the-art research in Wind Engineering, mainly focusing on the Netherlands and Flanders, and second, to encourage a discussion on the topic ‘Research and industry, how can they benefit from one another’.

During the half-day event, there will be six presentations (in English):

  1. Weather forecasting at city scale (KNMI)
  2. Can we use city details to improve urban flow conditions? (TU Delft)
  3. Long-term monitoring of wind-induced vibrations in a high-rise building (TNO)
  4. Wind loading aspects of PV panels on flat roofs (Peutz)
  5. Microscale wind conditions in seaport areas (TU/e)
  6. Weather Research and Forecasting for wind engineering in non-neutral atmospheric boundary layer conditions (Von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics)

More information about the presentations can be found here.

The presentations will be followed by a panel discussion led by dr. ir. Chris Geurts which aims at addressing the following questions:

  • Is the research focus set in the right direction?
  • Can the gained knowledge help, to which extent and in which way?
  • Are there other relevant topics that researchers should look into?

The day will be concluded with a technical tour and drinks at the TU/e wind tunnel including a technical tour (optional).

The Stuurgroep Windtechnologie is looking forward to welcome you in Eindhoven


12:30 – 13:00  Registration

13:00 – 13:15  Welcome

13:15 – 14:30  Presentations

14:30 – 15:00  Coffee break

15:00 – 16:15  Presentations

16:15 – 16:45  Panel discussion led by dr. ir. Chris Geurts

16:45 – 18:00  Drinks @ TU/e Wind tunnel & Technical tour

Register: via the website before September 30th.

Location: TU/e Zwarte Doos Filmzaal (nearest parking is at Parking - P12, De Hal, Het Kranenveld 1, 5613 AM Eindhoven) & TU/e wind tunnel