The conference will begin at 8:00am on Monday, October 19, 2015, and conclude in the afternoon of Wednesday, October 21, 2015. All sessions will be held at the Ivey Spencer Leadership Center in London, On, Canada.
Please click here to view the agenda for the conference.
- A time slot of 40 min is assigned to each Invited Talk including Q&A (highlighted in orange in the program)
- A time slot of 15 min is assigned to each presentation including Q&A
- Please provide the session facilitator with a copy of your presentation on a USB stick at least 10 minutes before the session start time
Reception – October 19, 2015
Registered conference participants are invited to a reception to be held on Monday, October 19, 2015 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm at Ivey Spencer Leadership Center.
WindEEE Research Institute Tour – October 20, 2015
A tour of WindEEE (Wind Engineering, Energy and Environment) Research Institute is planned for registered conference participants. This will be an opportunity to visit the state of the art wind facility at the University of Western Ontario.
Please make a reservation for this tour by October 15, 2015.
Date: October 20, 2015
Pick up: 4:30pm from Ivey Spencer Leadership Center
Drop off: 6:30pm at Ivey Spencer Leadership Center
Note: The pick up/drop off time is tentative. To be confirmed once the conference program is finalized.
The research institute was established in 2011 as a clear recognition of novel opportunities in wind research at Western related to the emergence of the world first three-dimensional testing chamber, the WindEEE Dome, and the potential to promote innovative research and extensive collaborations nationally and internationally.
The WindEEE Dome is the world’s first hexagonal wind tunnel. Its large scale structure (25 meters diameter for the inner dome and 40 meters diameter for the outer return dome) will allow for wind simulations over extended areas and complex terrain.
In a nutshell WindEEE will, for the first time, allow for the manipulation of inflow and boundary conditions to reproduce, at large scales and under controlled conditions, the dynamics of real wind systems.
The areas of research at WindEEE target the three E’s : Engineering, Energy and Environment. Main topics relate to : impact of non-synoptic wind systems (such as tornadoes and downburst) on buildings and structures, optimization of wind farms and wind turbines, physical modeling of flow over rough surfaces, urban canopies, complex topography and forestry, outdoor and indoor air quality, and wind driven rain and snow. Also, ancillary research is conducted on risk analysis and models, power grid operations, policy, economics and decision making models.