Institut für Energietechnik (IET)

The First International Workshop on Lattice Boltzmann for Wind Energy

The First International Workshop on Lattice Boltzmann for Wind Energy

The Lattice Boltzmann Method (LBM) has shown to be a promising candidate for faster high-fidelity simulations. This workshop welcomes researchers from both industry and academia, interested or active in the application of the LBM in wind energy.

A selection of keynote lectures will provide a comprehensive overview of the method, ranging from a fundamental introduction to state-of-the-art applications in wind energy and atmospheric sciences.

Furthermore, participants are invited to present current research in oral presentations comprising all wind energy related applications of the LBM such as wind turbine aerodynamics, wind farm simulations, aero-acoustics, atmospheric boundary layer flows, etc.

Plenary discussions on future opportunities and challenges will round-off the event. 

The Workshop will be held in a fully online format.


  • Introduction to the Lattice Boltzmann Method

    Ilya Karlin, ETH Zürich

  • On the use of LBMs in the industry: grid refinement, subgrid scale model and wall law

    Christophe Coreixas, University of Geneva

  • Applications of the Lattice Boltzmann Method in Wind Energy

    Ralf Deiterding, University of Southampton

  • TBA

    Manfred Krafczyk, TU Braunschweig


Participants are invited to present current research in 20 min presentations followed by 10 min discussions. Speakers are asked to submit a one page abstract including figures. Submission deadline is the 31th January. A notification of acceptance and the detailed program will be announced by the 5th of February.



Sign up here. The registration will be open until the 31th January.

The workshop fee is

  • 100 CHF / 50 CHF (Regular/Student, PhD)

For any question please contact alain.schubiger(at)



Sarah Barber & Alain Schubiger, University of Applied Sciences Rapperswil

Jonas Latt, University of Geneva

Henrik Asmuth, Uppsala University

Frédéric Blondel, IFP Energies nouvelles




Dr. Sarah Barber
Oberseestrasse 10
CH-8640 Rapperswil SG
+41 (0)58 257 42 62



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