WindSTAR Industry/University Cooperative Research Center

Thrusts

The research thrusts for the center will be determined at the semi-annual center meeting of the industrial advisory board (IAB). The thrusts are expected to be in the following seven areas.

  • Composites in Wind Energy

  • Foundations and Tall Concrete Towers

  • Manufacturing and Design 

  • Structural Health Monitoring, Non-Destructive Inspection & Testing

  • Control Systems and Storage

  • Wind Resource Characterization
  • Wind System Planning, Siting, Operations, and Maintenance