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Current Research Projects

Active Projects Our WindStar Researchers Are Working On

  1. Structural Wind Blade Repair Optimization
    Project ID: A1-21
    PI: Marianna Maiaru (University Of Massachusetts Lowell)
    Mentors: Hexion, Olin Epoxy
  2. Long-Term Environmental Durability of Adhesive Joints
    Project ID: A3-21
    PI: Amir Ameli (University of Massachusetts Lowell)
    Mentors: Hexion, Olin Epoxy, TPI Composites
  3. Design of VARIM Process Based on A Digital Twin Approach
    Project ID: A4-21
    PI: Don Qian (University of Texas at Dallas)
    Mentors: Hexion, Olin Epoxy, TPI Composites
  4. Analysis/Interpretation of Data Collected Using Robust Acoustic Blade Monitoring Sensors
    Project ID: B1-21
    PI: Murat Inalpolat (University of Massachusetts Lowell)
    Mentors: Bachmann, EDP Renewables, Pattern Energy Group, WindEsco
  5. Decision Support OpenFAST Digital Twin-Component Loads and Control System Extensions
    Project ID: B4-21
    PI: Todd Griffith (University of Texas at Dallas)
    Mentors: Bachmann, Arctura, EDP Renewables, EPRI, WindEsco
  6. Observations, Characterization and Modeling of Blockage for Utility-scale Wind Farms
    Project ID: C1-21
    PI: Giacomo Valerio Iungo (University of Texas at Dallas)
    Mentors: Arctura, Bachmann, EPRI, GE Renewables, Pattern Energy Group
  7. Determining Best Practices for YAW Control In Real Wind Farms
    Project ID: D1-21
    PI: Stephano Leonardi (University of Texas at Dallas)
    Mentors: Arctura, Bachmann, EPRI, GE Renewables, WindEsco
  8. Wake Steering Control On Complex Terrain Under Time-varying Flow
    Project ID: D2-21
    PI: Yaqing Jin (University of Texas at Dallas)
    Mentors: Arctura, Bachmann, EDP Renewables, GE Renewables, Shell, WindEsco
  9. Co-located Wind Farm and Hydrogen Plant Energy System Study
    Project ID: E1-21
    PI: Jie Zhang (University of Texas at Dallas)
    Mentors: Arctura, EDP Renewables, Shell
  10. Assessment of Wind Turbines' Structural Dynamic and Foundation Integrity Using Optical Motion Amplification
    Project ID: F1-21
    PI: Alessandro Sabato (University of Massachusetts Lowell)
    Mentors: EDP Renewables, Leeward Energy
  11. Cure Cycle Optimization of Low CTE Adhesives for Wind Turbine Blade Bondlines
    Project ID: A4-20
    PI: Scott Stapleton (University of Massachusetts Lowell)
    Mentors: Hexion, TPI Composites, Olin Epoxy