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August 22, 2016

AVATAR at Torque conference

It is our pleasure to announce there will be a separate AVATAR session during the Torque conference at the TUM, Campus Garching, Germany, Oct. 5-7, 2016. The AVATAR session will take place on Friday 7th of October. Details of the complete Torque program can be found here.  Program Latest...

June 27, 2016

AVATAR at the IRPWind conference

Results of the AVATAR project will be discussed during a workshop at the IRPWIND conference on September 19th 2016 in Amsterdam. If you are interested in attending this workshop please register here (registration for the IRP Conference is free of charge).

June 22, 2016

AVATAR consortium meeting at the University of Glasgow

From June 8 until June 10 2016, the 6th plenary progress meeting was held at the University of Glasgow. Most of the discussion took place on the deliverables which can be found here. Moreover several results will be described at 12 papers which are presented at the Science of Making Torque...

December 10, 2015

Deliverables

All technical deliverables are public. Please follow this link to check the latest deliverables.

December 10, 2015

Web based validation platform

Several documented validation cases are and will be uploaded on the AVATAR site in the form of a web based validation platform. Please click here to go to the validation cases. It has been decided to move these cases to the WindBench portal which also includes the validation cases of the IRPWIND...

December 10, 2015

Sixth AVATAR consortium meeting in June 2016

The next AVATAR meeting will be held at the University of Glasgow from 8th until 10th of June 2016.

November 23, 2015

INNWIND.EU-AVATAR side event at EWEA

Together with INNWIND.EU and EWEA, AVATAR organized a side event at the EWEA offshore, Paris, in November 2015. The 50 participants of the side event listened to presentations about the challenges of designing 10-20 MW Offshore Turbines. Besides that the blind test results of wind tunnel...

October 12, 2015

Workshop at PoliMI

From October 5 to 7, 2015, representatives of ECN, GE, NTUA, and PoliMi gathered in Milan in order to investigate root causes for disagreements in predictions for system stability as previously observed in work packages 1 and 4. Participants analyzed simplified instances of the AVATAR...

September 30, 2015

Fifth AVATAR consortium meeting in November/December 2015

The next AVATAR meeting will be held at PoliMi from 30 November 2015 until 2 December 2015. The advisory board of AVATAR (consisting of DNV-GL and Onera) will attend the meeting too.

September 1, 2015

New partner in AVATAR consortium

As per 1st of September 2015 the University of Glasgow joined the AVATAR consortium. The reason is that the University of Liverpool moved their wind activities to the University of Glasgow. Due to this the University of Liverpool moved out the AVATAR consortium.  

May 21, 2015

Fourth AVATAR consortium meeting in June 2015

The next AVATAR meeting will be held at the European Commission from 22nd of June until 24th of June 2015. 

May 4, 2015

Blind test

During the plenary Avatar meeting in Copenhagen in December 2014, it was decided to organize a blind test campaign in order to compare several tools with each other and then with the measurements. This blind test is also open to research centers, universities and industry who are not involved in...

May 4, 2015

ForWind wind tunnel measurements at controlled turbulence

In the past weeks, Forwind carried out measurements on an DU00-W-212  airfoil in their wind tunnel at controlled turbulent conditions. Most of the planned measurements could be completed within a three week tunnel slot. The laminar measurements of the polars and pressure distributions have...

March 12, 2015

Interview about main challenges of manufacturing blades of up to 100 metres for future 10MW turbines

Researcher at the Energy research Centre of the Netherlands Ozlem Ceyhan Yilmaz spoke to Windpower TV's technical expert Eize de Vries about the main challenges of manufacturing blades of up to 100 metres for future 10MW turbines She also addressed AVATAR. Please go to this link for the video and...

February 2, 2015

DNW-HDG measurements will be brought into a blind test!

At the last plenary meeting held at DTU in December 2014 the project group decided to bring the DNW-HDG airfoil  measurements at high Reynolds numbers into a blind test. The results of it will be prestented at the EWEA Annual Event in Paris in November. The cases will be defined in March...

January 22, 2015

Two AVATAR papers have been presented at the 33rd ASME Wind Energy Symposium

At the 33rd ASME Wind Energy Symposium which was held from January 5th until January 8th, 2015, two papers on AVATAR were accepted for oral presentations. For more information please click on here and here.

September 4, 2014

Abstract 33rd ASME Wind Energy Symposium accepted for oral presentation

An abstract on the AVATAR project has been accepted for oral presentation at the 33rd ASME Wind Energy Symposium, AIAA Science and Technology Forum 2015, to be held in Kissimmee Florida USA from 5 January 2015 to 9 January 2015. The presentation will be given on 5 January 2015 in...

September 4, 2014

Measurments DNW HDG wind tunnel

The measurements in the DNW HDG wind tunnel will be carried out from 15 September 2014 until 30 September 2014. The airfoil which will be tested in this tunnel is the DU00-w-212. This airfoil is heavily instrumented with pressure taps. The  wind tunnel has a 60cmx60cm test section where high...

September 4, 2014

Next AVATAR consortium meeting in December

The next AVATAR meeting will be held at DTU from 10 December 2014 until 12 December 2014. The advisory board of AVATAR (consisting of DNV-GL and Onera) will attend the meeting too.

June 24, 2014

The AVATAR consortium met for the first regular semi-annual plenary meeting at GE Global Research.

The AVATAR consortium met for the first regular semi-annual plenary meeting at GE Global Research in Munich on June 3-4. Delivered as planned were the outer shape of the 10MW low induction AVATAR reference rotor. The matrix of experimental and CFD-based test cases for validation of novel and...

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