Wind Turbine Aerodynamic Noise Sources

Franck Bertagnolio*, Andreas Fischer

*Corresponding author for this work

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In this chapter, the basic phenomena and mechanisms responsible for wind turbine noise are investigated. Current scientific knowledge from theoretical and experimental points of view and existing studies on the subject are reviewed. Here, the focus is on aerodynamic noise sources as these are in usual conditions the main contributors to wind turbine noise, although some other noise mechanisms are also shortly discussed. Individual aerodynamic noise sources are investigated first. Then, the focus is set on noise from a wind turbine, and finally from a wind farm, as a whole.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Wind Energy Aerodynamics
EditorsBernhard Stoevesandt, Gerard Schepers, Peter Fuglsang, Sun Yuping
Number of pages32
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-05455-7
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2022


  • Wind turbine noise
  • Aerodynamic interaction noise
  • Noise scattering
  • Amplitude modulation
  • Low-frequency noise
  • Structural noise
  • Wind farm noise


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