Wind Turbine Noise 2015

2015 - Workshops and Programme notes

Day 1 11:00am

  • Starts at 11:00am chaired by Geoff Leventhall who started these conferences in 2005 in Berlin.
  • There is a theme paper by Jonathan Sims about propagation modelling with PE.
  • Then the rest of the day will be about sound propagation.


  • There are a range of posters in five groups covering source noise, including sound power measurement, noise at receivers with several posters dealing with windscreens and low frequency noise and infrasound.
  • Frits van den Berg who has been giving papers since the first conference Berlin will introduce the posters over drinks.

Day 2 8:30 am

  • Starts with David Michaud from Health Canada telling us more about their study on Wind Turbine Noise and Health, followed by more papers on health effects.
  • The rest of the day is taken up with regulations, the receiving environment including a look at internal noise from Hideki Tachibana and finishing with tonal noise.

Evening: The First Workshop 5:00pm

  • On Experience with the Implementation of IEC 61400-11 (Edition 3) run by Sylvia Broneske.
  • After that a whisky tasting.

Day 3 8:30 am

  • After a plenary opening on the aeroacoustic noise generation by Franck Bertagnolio of DTU we move into our only split sessions. The broad general themes are source noise in Hall 1 and receiver noise in Hall 2. If you are interested in how to do a slick presentation don’t miss Carlos Arce’s presentation at 9am in Hall 1 – if his performance at Malmo is going to be repeated. Meanwhile in Hall 2 we have a number of interesting proposals for monitoring noise and for separating turbine noise from background noise, followed by a session on infrasound and the second session on regulations.

Evening: The Second Workshop 5:30 pm

  • On Measuring Modulation from Wind Turbines is run by Matthew Cand
  • Followed by the conference dinner

Final Day 8:30am

  • Deals exclusively with Amplitude Modulation opening with a plenary paper by Helge Madsen of DTU to set the scene.
  • The rest of the day will provide a wide variety of explanations and analyses of AM from ground effects to a paper by Cheong, Stalnov and Joseph that’s not on the programme about Cyclostationary Analysis.

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