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.