Sanjay, Kai and I have just published a new paper on a method to evaluate the lateral capacity of offshore wind turbines under extreme wind-wave loading.
Vahid’s and my paper on the influence of aerodynamic damping on the seismic response of wind turbines was just published online in the ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering.
Rob Rosa, a 2014 B.S. graduate from UCONN, will be joining the Sustainable Structures Group in early July. Rob will be helping to design and execute our large-scale tests on spirally-welded tubes.
Our hydraulic actuator system at the STReSS lab is fully functional — see below! Our first series of tests is scheduled for July 2014.
I promise that future testing videos posted here will be more exciting than this, but, for now, the best I can do is a video of a slowly moving actuator.
We just finished the design of our test rig — see below. The rig has been designed to test spirally-welded wind turbine towers in pure bending and bending-compression. Max axial force is 400 kips. Max moment is 1600 kip-ft. Tests are scheduled to start this summer at the STReSS lab in Burlington.
A mere two and a half years since joining the faculty at Northeastern, I have finally finished my personal research website, or rather, my Ph.D. student’s husband, James Jay, has finished my personal research website :-). Thanks James! The main purpose of this site is to summarize and disseminate my group’s work, however, I soon hope to also provide some useful research tools which we are developing. If you have any questions, please email me at email@example.com.