2015 Program

The conference began at 8:00am on Monday, October 19, 2015, and concluded in the afternoon of Wednesday, October 21, 2015.  All sessions held at the Ivey Spencer Leadership Center in London, On, Canada.

Click here to view the agenda for the conference.
Notes:
  • A time slot of 40 min assigned to each Invited Talk including Q&A (highlighted in orange in the program)
  • A time slot of 15 min assigned to each presentation including Q&A
Reception – October 19, 2015

Registered conference participants are invited to a reception 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 was given for registered conference participants. This was an opportunity to visit the state of the art wind facility at the University of Western Ontario.

Tour Details:
Date: October 20, 2015
Pick up: 4:30pm from Ivey Spencer Leadership Center
Drop off: 6:30pm at Ivey Spencer Leadership Center

About WindEEE

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.

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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.

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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.

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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 downbursts) 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.