Workshop 1
Title: Simulation of wind farm flow fields in complex terrain
Chair:Prof. Zhenqing Liu , Civil Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology

Zhenqing Liu, Professor at Huazhong University of Science and Technology, School of Civil and Hydraulic Engineering, and obtainer  of the “National Youth Talent Support Program”. He is dedicated to the research in the field of wind power technology, and has presided over two National Natural Science Foundation Projects, as well as three other provincial and ministerial projects and tens of important enterprise technology research projects. He has authored over 70 academic papers, 17 national invention patents with the original inventor, 16 software copyrights with the original designer, and edited two academic monographs. He also has served as a reviewer for more than 50 important journals, and a reviewer for the National Natural Science Foundation of China.

Summary:Wind energy distribution in complex terrain is critical in determining wind turbine displacement location. Due to the influence of topography, surface roughness type, vegetation distribution type and density, wake effect of wind turbines, temperature, and convection, studying the flow field of wind farms within the atmospheric boundary layer is difficult. When airflow passes through complex terrain landscapes, wind field characteristics such as wind speed and pressure near the ground, combined with the wake effect of wind turbines, exhibit irregular distribution, resulting in significant differences and effects. As a result, accurate prediction of wind speed and turbulence intensity information for wind farms in complex terrain is important. Therefore, this researchissue is useful for micro-siting wind farms in complex terrain and improving wind farm power generation efficiency.
This workshop aims to bring together researchers from academia and industry for academic and technical discussions, as well as to present the most recent research findings. We encourage and hope that academics working in this field will actively contribute to the research and discussion of cutting-edge topics.

Keywords:Complex terrain, Wind field simulation, Wind farm, Wind turbine wake, Numerical simulation

Workshop 2: Experimental Techniques
Title: Structural Performance Evaluation using Advanced Experimental Techniques
Chair:Assoc. Prof. Bo Fu, School of Civil Engineering, Chang’an University, China
Dr. Bo Fu is an associate professor of Chang'an University. He obtained his Ph.D. degree from Tongji University in 2017. He has been a visiting scholar at Lehigh University (2013-2015). He is a member of the Youth Committee for Earthquake Prevention and Mitigation of Infrastructure of the Chinese Seismological Society, a member of the Academic Committee of the Symposium on Hybrid Simulation Technology of Engineering Structures, and a review expert of more than 20 scientific journals such as Journal of Structural Engineering. His research interest focuses on structural vibration control and earthquake resistance of engineering structure. He has published more than 30 scientific papers, and won the Annual Best Paper Award of JAABE Journal jointly issued by the Architectural Societies of China, Japan and South Korea, the Outstanding Academic Paper Award of Huixian Earthquake Engineering Conference, the First Prize of Science and Technology of Shaanxi Colleges and Universities and Liu Huixian Earthquake Engineering Scholarship.

Summary:The experiment technique is one of the main approaches to investigate the performance of engineering structures subjected to various kinds of loads or actions, such as earthquake. With the advent of new and complicated structural types, there is an urgent demand for developing experimental techniques. For instance, real-time hybrid simulation is one of the promising experimental techniques and attracts the interests of researchers all over the world. There are a lot of related research content such as integration algorithm, delay compensation and applications such as structural control and soil structure interaction. The aim of this workshop is to bring together researchers and engineers to present, discuss and exchange the latest developments in experimental techniques.

Keywords:experiment, real-time hybrid simulation, integration algorithm, delay compensation, structural control