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Schedule

Screen grab of pdf of tentative schedule for 2016 Wind Workshop
Workshop Schedule

The 2016 Wind Energy Research Workshop was comprised of:

Day 1: Tuesday, March 15, 2016 

Industry, Government and Academic Expert Panels

  • 8 a.m.: Workshop Registration and Light Breakfast (Included w/ registration)
  • 9 a.m.: Workshop opening remarks
    • Christopher Niezrecki, Ph.D., UMass Lowell
    • Rep. Thomas A. Golden, Jr. (Lowell), Massachusetts State Representative
  • 9:25 a.m.: Plenary Session # 1
    • Mr. Nick Johnson, U.S. Department of Energy
  • 10 a.m.: Morning Coffee Break
  • 10:15 a.m.: Panel Session Breakout # 1
    • Panel Session A1: Blades: Manufacturing, Composites, Materials and Modeling
      • Lead: C. Hansen (UMass Lowell)
      • R. Barnhart (Wetzel Engineering)
      • S. Johnson (General Electric)
      • D. Miller (Montana State University)
      • A. Schoenberg (CERL-MCA)
    • Panel Session B1: Offshore Installations and Siting
      • Lead: D. Kuchma (Tufts University)
      • T. Quiroz (Fraunhofer)
      • J. Borkland (APEX)
      • D. Degroot (UMass Amherst)
    • Panel Session C1: Controls, Power Production, Wind Farms
      • Lead: M. Rotea (UT Dallas)
      • J.-W. van Wingerden (TU Delft)
      • A. Wright (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)
      • F. D`Amato (GE-Global Research)
  • 11:45 a.m.: Lunch
    • Speaker M. Morrissey (Offshore Wind Massachusetts)
  • 1 p.m.: Panel Session Breakout # 2
    • Panel Session A2: Towers and Foundations
      • Lead: S. Arwade (UMass Amherst)
      • K. Wei (Northeastern U.)
      • Z. Finucane (Keystone)
      • S. Ozmutlu (Vryhof Anchors)
      • A. Rodriguez (Altsom)
      • S. Hallowell (Northeastern U.)
    • Panel Session B2: Flow Characterization
      • Lead: R. Barthelmie (Cornell University)
      • S.C. Pryor (Cornell University)
      • G. Qualley (Pentalum)
      • J. Manwell (UMass Amherst)
      • M. Wosnik (University of New Hampshire)
    • Panel Session C2: SHM, Sensing, Diagnostics, Testing, Reliability
      • Lead: C. Niezrecki (UMass Lowell)
      • S. Sheng (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)
      • N. Post (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)
      • L. Breuss (Bachmann)
      • J. Paquette (Sandia National Laboratory)
  • 2:30 p.m.: Afternoon Coffee Break
  • 2:45 p.m.: Afternoon Panel Sessions
    • Panel Session A3: Nacelle: Gearbox, Generators, Rotors
      • Lead: M. Inalpolat (UMass Lowell)
      • P. Haberlein (Pattern)
      • R. Schkoda (Clemson University)
      • W. Qiao (Nebraska-Lincoln)
      • J. Signore (GE)
    • Panel Session B3: Characterization of Loads, Waves and Wind
      • Lead: A. Meyers (Northeastern U.)
      • A. Kirincich (WHOI)
      • L. Manuel (U. Texas Austin)
      • A. Yamaguchi (U. Tokyo)
      • D. Arora (Alstom)
      • Z. Finucane (Keystone)
    • Panel Session C3: Characterization of Loads, Waves and Wind
      • Lead: H. Mack (UMass Lowell)
      • S. Blazewicz (National Grid)
      • D. Alderton (NEC Energy Solutions)
      • F. Brushett (MIT)
      • A. Sakti (MIT)
  • 4:30 p.m.: Plenary Session # 2
    • A. Yamaguchi, University of Tokyo
    • T. Quiroz, Fraunhofer.
  • 5:15 p.m.: Poster Session and Networking

Day 2: Wednesday, March 16, 2016 

Attendee contributed scientific talks (submit your abstract online).

  • 8 a.m.: Workshop Registration and Light Breakfast (Included w/ registration)
  • 9 a.m.: Plenary # 3
    • J.-W. van Wingerden, TU Delft
    • J. Paquette, Sandia National Laboratory
  • 10 a.m.: Morning Coffee Break
  • 10:15 a.m.: Contributed Talks Session # 1
  • Noon: Lunch
    • Lunch Speaker: D. Shreve (MAKE Consulting)
  • 1:30 p.m.: Contributed Talks Session # 2
  • 3 p.m.: Afternoon Coffee Break
  • 3:30 p.m.: Workshop Summary, Findings and Closing Session

Day 3: Thursday, March 17, 2016 

A tour of the Wind Technology Testing Center (WTTC) in Boston, MA

  • 9 a.m.: Bus Tour leaves for WTTC

The expert panels and contributed talks will explore the current state of the art and future research directions.

A full workshop schedule (pdf) is available for download.