The Science of Making Torque from Wind 2022 (TORQUE 2022)

Simon J. Watson*

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Wind energy continues to make great strides in its contribution to the net CO2-zero targets of countries around the world. Both wind farms onshore and offshore are being built, but scientific challenges lie ahead if their generation is to be both reliable and economic. These challenges relate to better understanding the characteristics of the wind, how the wind inflow translates to loads and performance, and how best to build and operate the wind farms of the future so that their output can best be integrated into a 21st century energy system. Europe continues to be a hub for scientific research in wind energy and the European Academy of Wind Energy (EAWE) was created to bring together the top research institutes active in wind energy to cooperate, share knowledge and promote scientific excellence. As part of this remit, the conference, The Science of Making Torque from Wind (or TORQUE, for short) was inaugurated in 2004 in the beautiful city of Delft. The conference has gone from strength to strength and is probably the largest scientific conference devoted to wind energy in the world. History came full circle and the eighth edition, TORQUE 2020 was due to be held in Delft. Unfortunately, the global pandemic meant that this conference had to be held online, but the TU Delft Wind Energy Institute was given a further opportunity to host the ninth edition, TORQUE 2022, in person.

Following the call for three-page abstracts, 435 submissions were made and, after a two-stage peer review process by over 100 reviewers, 300 full papers were accepted for publication in the proceedings. The conference consisted of three plenary sessions, 28 parallel oral sessions and two poster sessions. Oral presenters had 15 minutes to present their work followed by 5 minutes of questions. All poster presenters were allowed a recorded one-minute pitch which could be accessed in advance of the live 90-minute poster sessions.
Original languageEnglish
Article number011001
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Event2022 Science of Making Torque from Wind, TORQUE 2022 - Delft, Netherlands
Duration: 1 Jun 20223 Jun 2022


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