Loughborough University
Leicestershire, UK
LE11 3TU
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Loughborough University

Centre for Renewable Energy Systems Technology (CREST)

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Peter Argyle

Dr Peter Argyle

Research Associate
MMet., PhD

Tel: +44 (0)1509 635307

Location: MBG.0.L01, Garendon Wing

Peter is a Research Associate with the Centre for Renewable Energy and Systems Technology working in the area of offshore wind resource assessment. His research focuses on simulating wind turbine wake interactions using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and the effects of atmospheric stability and turbulence intensity. The overall aim is to reduce the forecasting uncertainty on a wind farm’s energy production before it is built and to document meteorological conditions of the offshore atmosphere in and around a large farm.


Outline of main research interests: 

Atmospheric stability.

Wind turbine wake models.

Turbulence intensity.

Offshore wind resource.



Peter obtained his Master of Meteorology degree from University of Reading before moving to Loughborough to undertake his PhD in offshore wind resource assessment and staying on to conduct post-doctoral research. 

Argyle P. & Watson S.J: “Offshore Turbine Wake Power Losses: Is Turbine Separation Significant?” Proceedings of DeepWind’2017. 18-20 Jan 2017.

Argyle P. & Watson S.J: “A Comparison of the UK Offshore Wind Resource from the Marine Data Exchange” Proceedings of Wind Europe 2016. 27-29 Sept 2016.

Argyle P. & Watson S.J: “Mesoscale Models as Alternatives to Meteorological Masts” Proceedings of CORE2016. 12-14 Sept 2016.

Peter Argyle, “Computational Fluid Dynamics Modelling of Wind Turbine Wake Losses in Large Offshore Wind Farms, Incorporating Atmospheric Stability” Doctoral Thesis, Loughborough University 2015.

Argyle & Watson: “Assessing the Atmospheric Stability’s Dependence on Measurement Height in Offshore Locations,” J. Wind Eng. Ind. Aerod., vol. 131, pp. 88-99, 2014.

Argyle & Watson: “The Effects of Boundary Layer Height and Ekman Spiral on Wakes within CFD Simulations of Offshore Wind Farms” EWEA Offshore, 2015, Copenhagen.

Argyle & Watson: “The influence of measurement height and stability calculation techniques for a location in the Irish Sea” EWEA Offshore, 2013, Frankfurt.

Argyle & Watson: “Application of CFD to two offshore turbine wakes; Incorporating atmospheric stability” European Wind Energy Association Conference, 2013, Vienna.

Argyle & Watson: “A study of the surface layer atmospheric stability at two UK offshore sites” European Wind Energy Association Conference, 2012, Copenhagen.