Wind Turbine Noise 2013
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The proceedings for the 2011 conference are now available on CD. For an order form for this and the previous conferences in this series go to Proceedings.
Wind Turbine Noise 2011 – Post conference report
200 delegates from 25 countries and 70 papers presented, made this, the fourth conference, the biggest and best of the series so far. Of course, Rome was an attractive location and the local organisers did a tremendous job in ensuring that all went smoothly. Main themes to come out from the conference were
- Swish, and its related thump, are the remaining problems in wind turbine noise. However, there has been real development in understanding of these since the first Wind Turbine Noise Conference in Berlin in 2005, and a solution may not be far away.
- Infrasound continues as a problem in public perception, but there has been no evidence to back this up, despite new studies in how the ear responds to infrasound.
- The main effect of daytime wind turbine noise is annoyance. The night time effect is sleep disturbance. These may lead to stress related illness in some people. Work is required in understanding why low levels of wind turbine noise may produce affects which are greater than might be expected from their levels.
Overview of topics
Over 100 abstracts were received from which 87 have been accepted covering the following topics :
- Effects of wind turbine noise and vibration on individual and collective behaviour (15 papers)
- Noise generation and dependence on atmospheric conditions (11 papers)
- Low frequencies and amplitude modulation (14 papers)
- Small wind turbines and alternative designs (4 papers)
- Propagation and prediction of noise over land and water (9 papers)
- Measurements of wind turbine noise and vibration (27 papers)
- Regulations, policies, planning requirements (7 papers)
View a complete list of papers here.
This Fourth International Conference is organised by INCE/Europe with the assistance of local organisers, CNR-Institute of Acoustics and Sensors-IDASC. Co-operating organisations are the Acoustical Society of Italy and the International Solar Energy Society - sezione Italiana. The conference venue is the CNR Auditorium (National Research Council of Italy).