Category: WEI

CyWind

With the semester more than half over, the CyWind team is making progress on their design. Track their progress here.

Iowa State engineer models wind turbines for better designs, performance

Ming-Chen Hsu, an Iowa State University assistant professor of mechanical engineering, searched his computer for a video and clicked play. The tip of a wind turbine blade appeared on his monitor, constantly moving, flexing and vibrating as the blade rotated around the rotor hub. Red indicated air moving at a relative speed of 52 meters per … Continue reading Iowa State engineer models wind turbines for better designs, performance

Sri Sritharan winner of a 2015 Iowa Energy Center Impact Award

Original story by Abbie Latterell for the Iowa Energy Center Every year the Iowa Energy Center selects four leaders in energy research and innovation, one for each of its main focus areas: bioenergy, education and outreach, energy efficiency and renewable energy. Sri Sritharan, Wilson Professor of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, received the 2015 award … Continue reading Sri Sritharan winner of a 2015 Iowa Energy Center Impact Award

Iowa NSF EPSCoR Projects Featured at Wind Energy Symposium

As graduate students slipped into the few remaining seats in a packed room, Iowa State University Senior Vice President and Provost Jonathan Wickert and College of Engineering Dean Sarah Rajala thanked the presenters and attendees at the Wind Energy Industry Symposium, held September 29 at Iowa State. “Events like this symposium lead us to great … Continue reading Iowa NSF EPSCoR Projects Featured at Wind Energy Symposium

Iowa State engineers design, test taller, high-strength concrete towers for wind turbines

By Mike Krapfl, ISU News Service AMES, Iowa – Grant Schmitz, eyes inches from a 6.5-by-12-foot panel of ultra-high performance concrete, studied the smooth surface for tiny cracks. He and other research engineers carefully marked every one with black markers. Schmitz, an Iowa State graduate student of civil, construction and environmental engineering, and Sri Sritharan, … Continue reading Iowa State engineers design, test taller, high-strength concrete towers for wind turbines

WEI Research in Sept/Oct Issue of Composities Manufacturing

The bio-based carbon fibers for wind turbine blades project led by Prof. Michael Kessler was featured in the September/October 2012 issue of Composites Manufacturing.  Read the article here: http://www.cmmagazineonline.org/DigitalAnywhere/viewer.aspx?id=44&pageId=18

Wind Energy Degree Approved by Faculty Senate

A multidisciplinary doctorate in wind energy, science, engineering and policy was approved at the Faculty Senate’s first meeting of the academic year on September 11, 2012. ISU’s New Wind Energy Degree in the News: Iowa State Daily, September 25, 2012:  Iowa State to offer wind energy Ph.D. North American Windpower, September 25, 2012: Iowa State … Continue reading Wind Energy Degree Approved by Faculty Senate