Since working in the wind industry, I have found many times that someone has worked on a similar problem in the past. Unfortunately, that work was documented in a conference paper that could not be found through typical search engines, such as Compendex. While at working at NREL I made copies of all the main wind energy conference table of contents, and I would search those by hand. Now, through the work of Wanda Marshall at the University of the Pacific, these contents are being placed in an Excel spreadsheet. Currently we have the ASME/AIAA listings from 1982-2005, and the European Wind Energy conferences from 1984-2001. Wanda is currently entering the AWEA conferences, starting from 1978. Our plan is to also include the British Wind Energy conferences.
The link to the database is here:
www1.pacific.edu/%7Eslarwood/doc … tabase.xls