The current chapter presents some general considerations related to vortex methods and provides key references on the topic. The chapter begins by briefly introducing vortex methods. The second part of the chapter provides a list of pros and cons of vortex methods. The third part attempts to list the major historical achievements in vortex methods. The fourth part presents different aspects according to which vortex methods can be classified. Specific details for each of these aspects are given in Chap. 41. The last part provides references to existing vortex codes and examples of applications in the field of wind energy. Wind energy applications of vortex methods by the author are discussed in Part V. More details about vortex methods are found in the book of Cottet and Koumoustakos , Katz and Plotkin  and Lewis .
|Title of host publication||Wind Turbine Aerodynamics and Vorticity-Based Methods|
|Number of pages||10|
|Place of Publication||Cham|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|
|Series||Research Topics in Wind Energy|