Intro.

POLI-Wind

Wind Energy Lab at PoliMI

Research activities within the Aerospace Science and Technology Department (DAER) of Politecnico di Milano are organized in scientific laboratories. These laboratories represent the core of the research competences developed at DAER over the years. They are highly specialized, agile and vital competence centers.

The POLI-Wind Laboratory conducts research in the area of wind energy engineering, mainly in two focus areas: development of technology for wind tunnel testing and design of wind energy systems. In the first focus area, the Lab has developed the first aeroelastically-scaled and actively controlled models expanding the use of wind tunnels towards the domains of aeroelasticity and control. In the latter area, the Lab develops high-fidelity modeling and simulation techniques, wind turbine design tools, advanced model-based control laws and observers, passive control systems for load alleviation, stability analysis and identification methods.

People.

PEOPLE.

Prof. Alessandro Croce
Prof. Alessandro Croce
Stefano Cacciola
Carlo E.D. Riboldi
Carlo Sucameli

Research Topics.

RESEARCH TOPICS.

Modeling.

Design.

Control.

Testing.

Projects.

PROJECTS.

EU research projects.

CL-WINDCON ‘Closed Loop Wind Farm Control’ (H2020-LCE-2016-2017, 2016-2019).
POLI-Wind activities: demonstration by wind tunnel testing, assessing the benefits of the new control technology

AVATAR ‘AdVanced Aerodynamic Tools for lArge Rotors’ (EU FP7, 2013-2017).
POLI-Wind activities: advanced aerodynamics, load alleviation, stability analysis

INNWIND.EU Innovative wind conversion systems (10-20MW) for offshore applications’ (EU FP7, 2012-2017).
POLI-Wind activities: lightweight rotor design with active and passive load mitigation.

Industrial/research projects.

Publications.

PUBLICATIONS (since 2013).

Author(s): Bottasso, C.L.; Cacciola, S.; Schreiber, J.
Title: Local Wind Speed Estimation, with Application to Wake Impingement Detection
Source: Renewable Energy, Vol. 116, 2018, p. 155-168
DOI: 10.1016/j.renene.2017.09.044  Full text:View at PublisherFull Text
WoS: Accession number: WOS:000416188200013
Scopus: Times Cited: 0 (last update:18 may 2018) – Document Type:Article – Accession number: 2-s2.0-85030248936

Author(s): Montinari, P.; Gualdoni, F.; Croce, A.; Bottasso, C.L.
Title: Ultimate and Fatigue Load Mitigation by an Inertial-Driven Passive Flap, Using a Geometrically Exact Multibody Formulation
Source: Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics, Vol. 175, 2018, p. 169-178
DOI: 10.1016/j.jweia.2018.01.038  Full text:View at PublisherFull Text

Author(s): Wang, J.Foley, S.Nanos, E.M.Yu, T.; Campagnolo, F.; Bottasso, C.L.; Zanotti, A.; Croce, A.
Title: Numerical and Experimental Study of Wake Redirection Techniques in a Boundary Layer Wind Tunnel
Source: Journal of Physics: Conference Series, Vol. 854, N. 1, 2017, 012048 (11 pages) (Wake Conference 2017, 30 May – 1 June 2017, Visby, Sweden)
DOI: 10.1088/1742-6596/854/1/012048  Full text:View at PublisherFull Text

Author(s): Cacciola, S.; Riboldi, C.E.D.
Title: Equalizing Aerodynamic Blade Loads Through Individual Pitch Control via Multiblade Multilag Transformation
Source: Journal of Solar Energy Engineering, Vol. 139, N. 6, 2017, 61008 (8 pages)
DOI: 10.1115/1.4037744  Full text:View at PublisherFull Text
WoS: Accession number: WOS:000414151600008

Author(s): Cacciola, Stefano; Riboldi, Carlo E. D.; Croce, Alessandro
Title: A New Decentralized Pitch Control Scheme for Wind Turbines
Source: in: 20th World Congress of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC 2017), Toulouse, France, 9-14 July 2017, ISSN: MANCA, p. 9908-9913
DOI: 10.1016/j.ifacol.2017.08.1627  Full text:View at PublisherFull Text
WoS: Accession number: WOS:000423965100147

Author(s): Croce, A.; Sartori, L.; Bottasso, C.L.; Bortolotti, P.
Title: Lightweight Rotor Design of Multi-Megawatt Wind Turbines
Source: [Abstract] in: 2nd International Conference on Light Weight Materials & Engineering Structures (LIMAS 2017), Glasgow, UK, 13-14 Nov. 2017, ISBN: 9781999853617

Author(s): Riboldi, C.E.D.; Cacciola, S.
Title: Individual Pitch Control for 2-Bladed Wind Turbines via Multiblade Multilag Transformation
Source: Wind Energy, Vol. 20, N. 12, 2017, p. 1955-1969
DOI: 10.1002/we.2133  Full text:View at PublisherFull Text
WoS: Accession number: WOS:000417631900004

Author(s): Bortolotti, P.; Bottasso, C.L.; Croce, A.
Title: Combined Preliminary–detailed Design of Wind Turbines
Source: Wind Energy Science, Vol. 1, 2016, p. 71-88
DOI: 10.5194/wes-1-71-2016  Full text:View at PublisherFull Text
WoS: Accession number: WOS:000414097600001

Author(s): Ceyhan, J.G.S.O.Boorsma, K.Gonzalez, A.Munduate, X.Pires, O.Sorensen, N.Ferreira, C.Sieros, G.Madsen, J.Voutsinas, S.Lutz, T.Barakos, G.Colonia, S.Heißelmann, H.Meng, F.; Croce, A.[Num. autori=16;Num autori CS=1 =>Fattore di correzione=0.4] Title: Latest Results from the EU Project Avatar: Aerodynamic Modelling of 10 mw Wind Turbines
Source: Journal of Physics: Conference Series, Vol. 753, N. 2, 2016, 022017 (16 pages) (The Science of Making Torque from Wind (TORQUE 2016), Munich, Germany, 5–7 October 2016)
DOI: 10.1088/1742-6596/753/2/022017  Full text:View at PublisherFull Text

Author(s): Bottasso, C.L.; Bortolotti, P.; Croce, A.; Gualdoni, F.
Title: Integrated Aero-Structural Optimization of Wind Turbines
Source: Multibody System Dynamics, Vol. 38, N. 4, 2016, p. 317-344
DOI: 10.1007/s11044-015-9488-1  Full text:View at PublisherFull Text
WoS: Accession number: WOS:000388687500001

Author(s): Bottasso, C.L.; Croce, A.; Gualdoni, F.; Montinari, P.
Title: Load Mitigation for Wind Turbines by a Passive Aeroelastic Device
Source: Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics, Vol. 148, 2016, p. 57-69
DOI: 10.1016/j.jweia.2015.11.001  Full text:View at PublisherFull Text
WoS: Accession number: WOS:000369209900006

Author(s): Bottasso, C.L.; Croce, A.; Gualdoni, F.; Montinari, P.; Riboldi, C.E.D.
Title: Articulated Blade Tip Devices for Load Alleviation on Wind Turbines
Source: Wind Energy Science, Vol. 1, 2016, p. 297-310
DOI: 10.5194/wes-1-297-2016  Full text:View at PublisherFull Text
WoS: Accession number: WOS:000414102600001

Author(s): Croce, A.; Sartori, L.; Lunghini, M.S.Clozza, L.Bortolotti, P.; Bottasso, C.L.
Title: Lightweight Rotor Design by Optimal Spar Cap Offset
Source: Journal of Physics: Conference Series, Vol. 753, N. 6, 2016, 062003 (8 pages) (The Science of Making Torque from Wind (TORQUE 2016), Munich, Germany, 5–7 October 2016)
DOI: 10.1088/1742-6596/753/6/062003  Full text:View at PublisherFull Text

Author(s): Riboldi, C.E.D.
Title: On the Optimal Tuning of Individual Pitch Control for Horizontal-Axis Wind Turbines
Source: Wind Engineering, Vol. 40, N. 4, 2016, p. 398-416
DOI: 10.1177/0309524X16651545  Full text:View at PublisherFull Text
WoS: Accession number: WOS:000380912700006

Author(s): Sartori, L.; Bortolotti, P.; Croce, A.; Bottasso, C.L.
Title: Integration of Prebend Optimization in a Holistic Wind Turbine Design Tool
Source: Journal of Physics: Conference Series, Vol. 753, N. 6, 2016, 062006 (8 pages) (The Science of Making Torque from Wind (TORQUE 2016), Munich, Germany, 5–7 October 2016)
DOI: 10.1088/1742-6596/753/6/062006  Full text:View at PublisherFull Text

Author(s): Bortolotti, P.; Sartori, L.; Croce, A.; Bottasso, C.L.
Title: Multi-MW Wind Turbine CoE Reduction via a Multi-Disciplinary Design Process
Source: in: European Wind Energy Association Annual Event (EWEA 2015), Paris, France, 17-20 Nov. 2015, ISBN: 9781510819931, p. 1243-1249
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Author(s): Lekou, D.J.Bacharoudis, K.C.Farinas, A.B.Branner, K.Berring, P.; Croce, A.; Philippidis, T.P.de Winkel, G.D.
Title: A Critical Evaluation of Structural Analysis Tools Used for the Design of Large Composite Wind Turbine Rotor Blades Under Ultimate and Cycle Loading
Source: Paper presented at: 20th International Conference on Composite Materials (ICCM20), Copenhagen, Denmark, 19-24 July 2015, p. 1-12

Author(s): Manolas, D.I.Pirrung, G.R.; Croce, A.; Roura, M.Riziotis, V.A.Madsen, H.A.Pizarro, C.Voutsinas, S.G.Rasmussen, F.
Title: Cross Comparison of Aeroelastic State-of-the-Art Design Tools on a 10MW Scale Wind Turbine
Source: in: European Wind Energy Association Annual Event (EWEA 2015), Paris, France, 17-20 Nov. 2015, ISBN: 9781510819931, p. 1220-1228
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Author(s): Schepers, J.G.Ceyhan, O.Savenije, F.Stettner, M.Kooijman, H.J.Chaviarapoulos, P.Sieros, G.Simao Ferreira, C.Sorensen, N.Wachter, M.Stoevesandt, B.Lutz, T.Gonzalez, A.Barakos, G.Voutsinas, A.; Croce, A.; Madsen, J.
Title: AVATAR: AdVanced Aerodynamic Tools for lArge Rotors
Source: in: 33rd Wind Energy Symposium 2015, Curran Associates, Red Hook, NY, 2015, ISBN: 9781510801158, p. 291-310, AIAA 2015-0497 [33rd Wind Energy Symposium – AIAA SciTech 2015, Kissimmee, FL, USA, 5-9 Jan. 2015] DOI: 10.2514/6.2015-0497  Full text:View at PublisherFull Text

Author(s): Bottasso, C.L.; Croce, A.; Gualdoni, F.; Montinari, P.
Title: A New Concept to Mitigate Loads for Wind Turbines Based on a Passive Flap
Source: in: 2015 American Control Conference, Chicago, IL, USA, 1-3 July 2015, ISBN: 9781479986842, p. 3066-3069
DOI: 10.1109/ACC.2015.7171803  Full text:View at PublisherFull Text
WoS: Accession number: WOS:000370259203026

Author(s): Bottasso, C.L.; Croce, A.; Sartori, L.
Title: Free-Form Design of Low Induction Rotors
Source: in: 33rd Wind Energy Symposium 2015, Curran Associates, Red Hook, NY, 2015, ISBN: 9781510801158, p. 166-173, AIAA 2015-0488 [33rd Wind Energy Symposium – AIAA SciTech 2015, Kissimmee, FL, USA, 5-9 Jan. 2015] DOI: 10.2514/6.2015-0488  Full text:View at PublisherFull Text

Author(s): Bottasso, C.L.; Campagnolo, F.; Croce, A.; Dilli, S.; Gualdoni, F.; Nielsen, M.B.
Title: Structural Optimization of Wind Turbine Rotor Blades by Multilevel Sectional/Multibody/3D-FEM Analysis
Source: Multibody System Dynamics, Vol. 32, N. 1, 2014, p. 87-116
WoS Journal Impact Factor: 1,739, Category: MECHANICS, Quartile: 2
DOI: 10.1007/s11044-013-9394-3  Full text:View at PublisherFull Text
WoS: Accession number: WOS:000336034500005

Author(s): Bottasso, C.L.; Campagnolo, F.; Croce, A.; Tibaldi, C.
Title: Fatigue Damage Mitigation by the Integration of Active and Passive Load Control Techniques on Wind Turbines
Source: in: Wind Energy – Impact of Turbulence, M. Hoelling, J. Peinke and S. Ivanell (Eds.), Research Topics in Wind Energy, Springer, Berlin, 2014, ISBN: 9783642546952, p. 3-8 [EUROMECH Colloquium 528 – Wind Energy and the Impact of Turbulence on the Conversion Process, Oldenburg, Germany, 22-24 Feb. 2012] DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-54696-9_1  Full text:View at PublisherFull Text
WoS: Accession number: WOS:000358953000001

Author(s): Bottasso, C.L.; Croce, A.; Grasso, F.; Sartori, L.
Title: Free-Form Aero-Structural Optimization of Rotor Blades
Source: [Poster] in: European Wind Energy Association Annual Event (EWEA 2014), Barcelona, Spain, 10-13 Mar. 2014
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Author(s): Bottasso, C.L.; Croce, A.; Riboldi, C.E.D.; Nam, Y.
Title: Multi-Layer Control Architecture for the Reduction of Deterministic and Non-Deterministic Loads on Wind Turbines
Source: Renewable Energy, Vol. 51, 2013, p. 159-169
WoS Journal Impact Factor: 3,361, Category: ENERGY & FUELS, Quartile: 2
DOI: 10.1016/j.renene.2012.08.079  Full text:View at PublisherFull Text
WoS: Accession number: WOS:000312922000021

Theses.

MASTER AND Ph.D. THESES.

Ph.D.
  • Luca Sartori, 2018 (expected)
  • Riccardo Riva, 2017
  • Stefano Cacciola, 2013
  • Filippo Campagnolo, 2013
  • Carlo E.D. Riboldi, 2012
Master (since 2015).
Data Tipologia Titolo Autore/i
21-dic-2017 Laurea Magistrale / Specialistica Optimization of a low induction 10 MV rotor with passive load reduction system POLGATI, LUCA ALBERTO
3-ott-2017 Laurea Magistrale / Specialistica Stability analysis of a wind turbine with bend-twist coupled blades using an identification approach SPINELLI, MARCO
3-ott-2017 Laurea Magistrale / Specialistica Development and implementation of an aeroacoustic module for wind turbine noise prediction SUCAMELI, CARLO ROSARIO
3-ott-2017 Laurea Magistrale / Specialistica Design of a two-bladed 10 MW wind turbine with teetering hub CIVATI, MAURO
27-lug-2017 Laurea Magistrale / Specialistica Preliminary design of a 20 MW wind turbine BELLINI, FABIO
27-lug-2017 Laurea Magistrale / Specialistica Structural validation of wind turbine blade without shear webs CHIETI, STEFANO
28-apr-2017 Laurea Magistrale / Specialistica Sviluppo di strumenti per l’analisi e la progettazione preliminare di aerogeneratori ad asse verticale CARNELLI, LUCA
28-apr-2017 Laurea Magistrale / Specialistica L’efficacia dei sistemi di addestramento dei piloti militari CEFOLA, NICOLA
28-apr-2017 Laurea Magistrale / Specialistica Analisi di aerogeneratori offshore attraverso co-simulazione tramite codici aero-servo-idro-elastici STRADA, MATTEO
27-apr-2016 Laurea Magistrale / Specialistica Design of wind turbine bending twist coupled blades with spar cap offset CLOZZA, LUCA
27-apr-2016 Laurea Magistrale / Specialistica Sviluppo di tecnologie per l’analisi aero-servo-idro-elastica di un aerogeneratore da 5MW QUARTA, IVANO
18-dic-2015 Laurea Magistrale / Specialistica Implementation of unsteady two-dimensional interacting boundary layer method PASSALACQUA, FEDERICO
28-lug-2015 Laurea Magistrale / Specialistica Real time control of a scaled wind turbine and experimental test of a wind farm ROJAS SANDOVAL, JUAN SEBASTIAN; FUGAZZA, ANDREA
28-lug-2015 Laurea Magistrale / Specialistica Analisi sperimentale di un modello aeroelastico di aerogeneratore in galleria del vento e validazione numerica in un codice multicorpo ACERBO, MATTEO
28-lug-2015 Laurea Magistrale / Specialistica Sensitivity analysis in the design of multi-MW wind turbine rotor blades CAIRATI, ALESSANDRO
25-lug-2014 Laurea Magistrale / Specialistica Anemometria di bordo per un aerogeneratore eolico MACCARANA, FRANCESCO

Contact.

LET’S TALK.

Contact Person: prof. Alessandro Croce
Phone number: +39.02.2399.8322
Email: alessandro.croce@polimi.it