Dynamic Modelling and Simulation of Wind Energy Conversion Systems

A special issue of Processes (ISSN 2227-9717). This special issue belongs to the section "Energy Systems".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2024 | Viewed by 92

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Renewable Energy Systems and Recycling Research Centre, Transilvania University of Brasov, 500036 Brasov, Romania
Interests: wind power system; planetary speed increaser; counter-rotating wind turbine; dynamics; power flow; modeling; simulation; artificial intelligence; product design and development
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Design of Mechanical Elements and Systems R&D Centre, Transilvania University of Brasov, 500036 Brasov, Romania
Interests: renewable energy systems; counter-rotating wind turbines; dynamics of planetary speed increasers; solar tracking systems; product design and development
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to invite you to publish your latest research results in this Special Issue titled “Dynamic Modelling and Simulation of Wind Energy Conversion Systems”.

Over the past decade, wind power capacity has seen explosive growth at a global level, reaching over 900 gigawatts thanks to both onshore and offshore installations. This surge has solidified wind energy’s position as a leading source of clean and competitive renewable energy around the world. Technological advances and continued investment in infrastructure promise a significant increase in wind power capacity in the future. However, it is worth mentioning that wind power remains dependent on site wind potential and relies on equipment performance for efficient energy conversion.

A key challenge for wind power is maximizing on-site renewable potential use by increasing energy conversion efficiency. Recent years have seen a surge in innovative solutions for wind turbines, including counter-rotating wind rotors able to extract more energy from the wind, high-performance gearboxes which consider efficient planetary transmissions, more compact and efficient electric generators including counter-rotating generator designs and large-capacity wind turbines with multiple smaller rotors. Beyond these advancements, researchers also intensively study the integration of wind turbines within the built environment. Ultimately, the goal of researchers and designers is to develop affordable, efficient, reliable, stable, and smart wind turbines, meeting the demands of the current market.

This Special Issue seeks to showcase cutting-edge research and upcoming trends in wind turbine technology, with a special focus on  the knowledge development of their dynamic behaviour. We welcome submissions on a wide range of topics, including (but not limited to) the following:

  • Innovative design and dynamic optimization: advancements in wind turbine structures, materials, and configurations to improve performance and efficiency.
  • Dynamic modeling and numerical simulation: research studies using advanced software tools to predict and analyze wind turbine behavior are highly encouraged.
  • Intelligent control: smart control systems that optimize energy capture and turbine operation.
  • Reliability and maintenance: research on improving wind turbine reliability and developing efficient maintenance strategies is encouraged.
  • Wind energy conversion efficiency: this focuses on maximizing the amount of electricity generated from wind resources.

We look forward to receiving your contributions.

Prof. Dr. Mircea Neagoe
Prof. Dr. Radu Săulescu
Guest Editors

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Processes is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • onshore wind farm
  • offshore wind farm
  • wind power system
  • horizontal-axis wind turbine
  • vertical-axis wind turbine
  • counter-rotating wind turbine
  • wind rotor
  • speed increaser
  • gearbox
  • electric generator
  • design
  • modelling
  • optimization
  • dynamics
  • numerical simulations
  • efficiency
  • control
  • stability
  • fault detection
  • reliability

Published Papers

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