The MOMENTA project is looking to improve modelling and predicting of aeroelastic loads that result from wake turbulence between wind turbines, so that this data can be incorporated into wind-farm design from the outset.

The MOMENTA project initially proposes to deploy a drone to take an original measurement of wake turbulence in a wind turbine slipstream. The properties of the turbulence will be reproduced at the entrance to wind tunnels on the scale of a blade and rotor to assess the impact on the aerodynamic loads.

Once analysed, the results will be integrated into aeroelastic solvers to be used in rotor and wind farm design.

  • - Valemo, Bègles et Nantes
Research centers
  • - École Centrale de Nantes, Laboratoire de recherche en Hydrodynamique, Energétique et en Environnement Atmosphérique (LHEEA), Nantes  [Project Developer]
  • - IFP Énergies nouvelles, Rueil Malmaison
  • - Université de Toulouse - Laboratoire d’Aérologie, Toulouse
  • - Université d’Orléans, Laboratoire Pluridisciplinaire de Recherche en Ingénierie des Systèmes Mécanique et Énergétique (PRISME), Orléans
Agence Nationale de la Recherche
Overall budget
2 089 k€