Jan-Willem van Wingerden receives Vidi
The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded Vidi grants to seven TU Delft scientists. From the 3mE faculty Jan-Willem van Wingerden, professor Data Driven Control at Delft Center for Systems and Control, was honoured with an award. Van Wingerden’s research focuses on the active wake steering within densely spaced wind farms. The aim of his research is to maximise the energy production and simultaneously minimise the stress on the wind turbine.
Wind turbines in packed offshore ‘farms’ hinder each other, which lowers their efficiency. Researchers will develop robust control algorithms which actively steers each turbine’s wake away from other turbines. A novel integrated design will simultaneously optimize the operation strategy and farm topology, considerably reducing the cost of wind energy.
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The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research has awarded 85 experienced researchers a Vidi grant worth 800,000 euros. The grant enables them to develop their own innovative line of research and set up their own research group in the coming five years. The NWO selects the Vidi laureates based on the quality of the researcher, the innovative character of the research, the expected scientific impact of the research proposal and possibilities for knowledge utilisation.