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Esther Blumendeller


Research Associate
Institute of Aircraft design
Stuttgart Wind Energy


Allmandring 5b
70569 Stuttgart
Room: 2.65

Office Hours

By appointment


Although sustainable and decentralised energy supply is of great importance for our society, residents living near wind farms complain before or after the construction of the wind turbines (WT). The most frequently cited argument is the noise emitted by the WT.

As part of the Inter-Wind project, I am investigating the acoustics of WT, particularly low-frequency sound (20-200 Hz) and infrasound (1-20 Hz). This is very long-wave sound waves that propagates over long distances with only slight atmospheric attenuation. A special feature is also the complex terrain in which the wind farm of the studies is located. In valley locations, wind noise may be absent for geographical reasons - but the sounds of the WT can still be heard. It must therefore be clarified what influence environmental and WT operating conditions have on low-frequency WT sound, on its propagation and acoustic character, and under what conditions low-frequency sound is generated at residential buildings and is perceived as disturbing.

  1. 2022

    1. Gaßner, Laura, Esther Blumendeller, Florian J.Y. Müller, Maayen Wigger, Andreas Rettenmeier, Po Wen Cheng, Gundula Hübner, Joachim Ritter und Johannes Pohl. 2022. Joint analysis of resident complaints, meteorological, acoustic, and ground motion data to establish a robust annoyance evaluation of wind turbine emissions. Renewable Energy 188, Nr. 1. Renewable Energy: 1072--1093. doi:10.1016/j.renene.2022.02.081, .
    2. Blumendeller, Esther, Laura Gaßner, Florian Müller, Maayen Wigger, Philipp Berlinger und Po Wen Cheng. 2022. Messungen im Bereich eines Windparks mit Fokus auf tief- und niederfrequente Schallemissionen und -immissionen. In: DAGA - Jahrestagung für Akustik, 48:. DAGA - Jahrestagung für Akustik. Universität Stuttgart, März. doi:10.18419/opus-12100, .
    3. Blumendeller, Esther, Martin Hofsäß, Arne Goerlitz und Po Wen Cheng. 2022. Impact of wind turbine operation conditions on infrasonic and low frequency sound induced by on-shore wind turbines. Journal of Physics: Conference Series 2265, Nr. 3. Journal of Physics: Conference Series (Mai): 032048. doi:10.1088/1742-6596/2265/3/032048, .
  2. 2021

    1. Ocker, Christof, Esther Blumendeller, Philipp Berlinger, Wolfram Pannert und Andrew Clifton. 2021. Localization of wind turbine noise using a microphone array in wind tunnel measurements. Wind Energy 40, Nr. 1. Wind Energy: 494. doi:10.1002/we.2665, .
  3. 2020

    1. Blumendeller, Esther, Ivo Kimmig, Gerhard Huber, Philipp Rettler und Po Wen Cheng. 2020. Investigations on Low Frequency Noises of On-Shore Wind Turbines. Acoustics 2, Nr. 2. Acoustics: 343--367. doi:10.3390/acoustics2020020, .

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2009-2013 Studies of „Umweltschutztechnik (B.Sc.)“ at University of Stuttgart
2013-2016 Studies of „Umweltingenieurwesen (M.Sc.)“ at TU Braunschweig
Seit 2018 Research Associate at Stuttgart Wind Energy (SWE)
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