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Completed Windstar Projects

  1. Developing a Multi-physical Computational Model for Predicting Process-Induced Residual Stress and Distortion In Fiber Reinforced Composites
    Project ID: A1-20
    PI: Dong Qian, Hongbing Lu (University Of Texas at Dallas)
    Mentors: Olin Epoxy, Hexion, TPI Composites
  2. Structural Wind Blade Repair Optimization
    Project ID: A3-20
    PI: Marianna Maiaru (University of Massachusetts Lowell)
    Mentors: TPI Composites, Hexion, Pattern Energy, EDP Renewables, GE Renewables, Leeward Renewable Energy, Olin Epoxy
  3. Development of a Next-Generation Low-power Acoustic Sensor for Wind Turbine Blade Structural Health Monitoring
    Project ID: B1-20
    PI: Murat Inalpolat (University of Massachusetts Lowell)
    Mentors: EDP Renewables, Pattern Energy Group, Leeward Renewable Energy, Bachmann
  4. Data Driven Remaining Useful Lifetime Modelling of Inverters in Renewable Energy Applications
    Project ID: B2-20
    PI: Bilal Akin (University of Texas at Dallas)
    Mentors: EDP Renewables
  5. Assessment and Improvement of Industry-standard Wind Farm Models based on Physics-informed Reduced Order Model
    Project ID: C2-20
    PI: Giacomo Valerio Iungo (University of Texas at Dallas)
    Mentors: GE Renewables, Pattern Energy Group, EPRI, Leeward Renewable Energy, EDP Renewables, Bachmann
  6. Decision Support with OpenFAST Digital Twin - Case Studies Applied to IAB-owned Assets
    Project ID: C3-20
    PI: Todd Griffith (University of Texas at Dallas)
    Mentors: EDP Renewables, Leeward Renewable Energy, Pattern Energy Group, Bachmann, EPRI, Arctura
  7. Fatigue Loading Effects and Power Fluctuations Due to Wake Steering Within A Wind Farm-A Wind Tunnel Study
    Project ID: D1-20
    PI: Yaqing Jin, Mario Rotea (University of Texas at Dallas)
    Mentors: Arctura, Pattern Energy Group, EPRI, EDP Renewables
  8. Design of UHPC Towers for Offshore Wind Turbine
    Project ID: F1-20
    PI: Dong Qian, Hongbing Lu (University of Texas at Dallas)
    Mentors: Shell, Texas Wind Tower
  9. Mechanical Properties Enhancement Prediction for Matrix Materials
    Project ID: A1-19
    PI: Marianna Maiaru (University of Massachusetts Lowell)
    Mentors: Hexion, TPI Composites, GE Renewable Energy, LM Wind Power
    Mechanical Properties Enhancement Prediction for Matrix Materials Highlight Sheet (pdf)

  10. Cure Cycle Optimization of Wind Turbine Blades Adhesive Bondlines
    Project ID: A2-19
    PI: Scott Stapleton (University of Massachusetts Lowell)
    Mentors: Hexion, TPI Composites, GE Renewable Energy
    Cure Cycle Optimization of Wind Turbine Blades Adhesive Bondlines Highlight Sheet (pdf)

  11. Structural Wind Blade Repair Optimization
    Project ID: A3-19
    PI: Marianna Maiaru (University of Massachusetts Lowell)
    Mentors: Hexion, TPI Composites, Pattern Energy, EDP Renewables
    Structural Wind Blade Repair Optimization Highlight Sheet (pdf)

  12. Long-duration Testing of the Acoustic Blade Monitoring System in a Wind Farm
    Project ID: B1-19
    PI: Murat Inalpolat (University of Massachusetts Lowell)
    Mentors: GE Renewable Energy, EDP Renewables, Pattern Energy, Bachmann, Leeward Renewable Energy
    Long-duration Testing of the Acoustic Blade Monitoring System in a Wind Farm Highlight Sheet (pdf)

  13. Data-driven Reduced Order Model Based on LiDAR Measurements for Predictions of Wind-Farm Annual Energy Production
    Project ID: C1-19
    PI: Giacomo Valerio Iungo (University of Texas at Dallas)
    Mentors: GE Renewable Energy, EDP Renewables, Pattern Energy, Aquanis, Leeward Renewable Energy, EPRI
    Data-driven Reduced Order Model Based on LiDAR Measurements for Predictions of Wind-Farm Annual Energy Production Highlight Sheet (pdf)

  14. Decision Support Using FAST Aero-elastic Models of Operating Wind Turbines
    Project ID: C2-19
    PI: Todd Griffith (University of Texas at Dallas)
    Mentors: Aquanis, EDP Renewables, Pattern Energy, Leeward Renewable Energy, EPRI
    Decision Support Using FAST Aero-elastic Models of Operating Wind Turbines Highlight Sheet (pdf)

  15. Modeling of Power Losses due to Leading Edge Erosion
    Project ID: C3-19
    PI: Giacomo Valerio Iungo (University of Texas at Dallas)
    Mentors: LM Wind Power, Leeward Renewable Energy, EDP Renewables, GE Renewable Energy
    Modeling of Power Losses due to Leading Edge Erosion Highlight Sheet (pdf)

  16. Development of a Computational Tool to Maximize Wind Farm AEP by Yaw Angle Optimization
    Project ID: D1-19
    PI: Stefano Leonardi (University of Texas at Dallas)
    Mentors: EDP Renewables, Bachmann, Pattern Energy, Aquanis, Leeward Renewable Energy
    Development of a Computational Tool to Maximize Wind Farm AEP by Yaw Angle Optimization Highlight Sheet (pdf)

  17. Wind Turbine Foundation Monitoring Sensor Development
    Project ID: U3-19
    PI: Christopher Niezrecki (University of Massachusetts Lowell)
    Mentors: Leeward Renewable Energy, EDP Renewables
    Wind Turbine Foundation Monitoring Sensor Development Highlight Sheet (pdf)

  18. Adhesion Test Device for Evaluating Adhesive/Sealant for Lap Joints in Wind Turbine Blades
    Project ID: U1-20
    PI: Scott Stapleton (University of Massachusetts Lowell)
    Mentors: LM Wind Power
    Adhesion Test Device for Evaluating Adhesive/Sealant for Lap Joints in Wind Turbine Blades Highlight Sheet (pdf)

  19. Mechanical Properties Enhancement Prediction for Matrix Material
    Project ID: A1-18
    PI: Marianna Maiaru (University of Massachusetts Lowell)
    IAB Mentors: Bruce Burton & Marc Chouinard (Huntsman), Steve Nolet & Amir Salimi (TPI Composites), Nicolas Althoff (GE Renewable Energy), Nathan Bruno, Mirna Robles & Paul Ubrich (Hexion)
    Mechanical Properties Enhancement Prediction for Matrix Material Highlight Sheet (pdf)

  20. Engineered Sandwich Core Construction: Experiment and Evaluation
    Project ID: A2-18
    PI: Hongbing Lu (University of Texas at Dallas)
    IAB Mentors: Nicholas Althoff, Eric Shain & Xu Chen (GE Renewable Energy), Paul Ubrich and Nathan Bruno (Hexion)
    Engineered Sandwich Core Construction: Experiment and Evaluation Highlight Sheet (pdf)

  21. Structural Wind Blade Repair Optimization
    Project ID: A3-18
    PI: Marianna Maiaru (University of Massachusetts Lowell)
    IAB Mentors: Steve Nolet & Amir Salimi (TPI Composites), Nathan Bruno, Mirna Robles & Paul Ubrich (Hexion), Marc Chouinard & Bruce Burton (Huntsman), Ben Rice (Pattern Energy), Jian Lahir (EDP Renewables)
    Structural Wind Blade Repair Optimization Highlight Sheet (pdf)

  22. Residual Stresses in Thick Paste Adhesive Bondlines
    Project ID: A4-18
    PI: Scott Stapleton (University of Massachusetts Lowell)
    IAB Mentors: Paul Ubrich (Hexion), Amir Salimi (TPI Composites), Nicolas Althoff, Amir Raihi & Christopher Savio (GE Renewable Energy)
    Residual Stresses in Thick Paste Adhesive Bondlines Highlight Sheet (pdf)

  23. Monitoring of Wind Turbine-Foundation and Technology Assessment
    Project ID: B1-18
    PI: Pradepp Kurup (University of Massachusetts Lowell)
    IAB Mentors: Ron Grife (Leeward Renewable Energy), Adam Johs (EDP Renewables)
    Monitoring of Wind Turbine-Foundation and Technology Assessment Highlight Sheet (pdf)

  24. System integration of a Wind Turbine Blade Acoustic Monitoring System
    Project ID: B2-18
    PI: Murat Inalpolat (University of Massachusetts Lowell)
    IAB Mentors: Ron Grife (Leeward Renewable Energy), Adam Johs (EDP Renewables), Ben Rice (Pattern Energy), Nicholas Althoff (GE Renewable Energy)
    System integration of a Wind Turbine Blade Acoustic Monitoring System Highlight Sheet (pdf)

  25. Proactive monitoring of Wind Farm Performance throughWind LiDAR Data and a Reduced Order Model
    Project ID: C1-18
    PI: G. Valerio Iungo (University of Texas at Dallas)
    IAB Mentors: Ron Grife (Leeward Renewable Energy), Bernard Landa (GE Renewable Energy), Patrick Pyle (Pattern Energy), Neal Fine (Aquanis), Adam Johs (EDP Renewables)
    Proactive monitoring of Wind Farm Performance through Wind LiDAR Data and a Reduced Order Model Highlight Sheet (pdf)

  26. Advanced Control System for Evaluation of on-Blade Load Mitigation Technologies
    Project ID: D1-18
    PI: Mario Rotea (University of Texas at Dallas)
    IAB Mentors: Steve Nolet (TPI Composites), Nicholas Althoff (GE Renewable Energy), Neal Fine (Aquanis)
    Advanced Control System for Evaluation of on-Blade Load Mitigation Technologies Highlight Sheet (pdf)

  27. Mechanical Properties, Micro-structure Property Relationship and Manufacturing/Construction Methods for UHPFRC for Both the Foundation and Towers
    Project ID: F1-18
    PI: Dong Qian (University of Texas at Dallas)
    IAB Mentor: John Buttles (Texas Wind Tower)
    Mechanical Properties, Micro-structure Property Relationship and Manufacturing/Construction Methods for UHPFRC for Both the Foundation and Towers Highlight Sheet (pdf)

  28. Development of a Unique Fiber-Optic Resin Cure Sensor
    Project ID: U1-19
    PIs: Christopher Niezrecki, Xingwei Wang (University of Massachusetts Lowell)
    IAB Mentor: Steve Nolet (TPI Composites)
    Development of a Unique Fiber-Optic Resin Cure Sensor Highlight Sheet (pdf)

  29. Wind Turbine Characterization and Design of High-Efficiency DC Motors
    Project ID: U2-19
    PIs: Christopher Niezrecki, Siavash Pakdelian (University of Massachusetts Lowell)
    IAB Mentors: Neal Fine, John Cooney, Chris Szlatenyi (Aquanis)
    Wind Turbine Characterization and Design of High-Efficiency DC Motors Highlight Sheet (pdf)

  30. Curing of Thick Adhesive Joints
    Project ID: A1-17
    PI: Scott Stapleton (University of Massachusetts Lowell)
    IAB Mentors: Amir Riahi (GE Renewable Energy), Chris Savio (GE Renewable Energy), Nicholas Althoff (GE Renewable Energy), Paul Ubrich (Hexion)
    Curing of Thick Adhesive Joints Highlight Sheet (pdf)

  31. Mechanical Properties Enhancement Prediction for Matrix Materials
    Project ID: A2-17
    PI: Marianna Maiaru (University of Massachusetts Lowell)
    IAB Mentors: Stephen Nolet (TPI Composites), Hui Zhou (Huntsman)
    Mechanical Properties Enhancement Prediction for Matrix Materials Highlight Sheet (pdf)

  32. Intelligent Damage Detection from Wind Turbine Blades Using Acoustic Excitation
    Project ID: B1-17
    PI: Murat Inalpolat (University of Massachusetts Lowell)
    IAB Mentors: Adam Johs (EDP Renewables), Ben Rice (Pattern), Kathi Bentzel (GE Renewable Energy)
    Intelligent Damage Detection from Wind Turbine Blades Using Acoustic Excitation Highlight Sheet (pdf)

  33. Low Cost Optical Fiber Strain Sensor Interrogator for Wind Turbine Blades
    Project ID: B3-17
    PI: Xingwei Wang (University of Massachusetts Lowell)
    IAB Mentor: Bernard Landa (GE Renewable Energy)
    Low Cost Optical Fiber Strain Sensor Interrogator for Wind Turbine Blades Highlight Sheet (pdf)

  34. Proactive Monitoring of Wind Farm Performance Through Wind LiDAR Data and a Reduced Order Model
    Project ID: C1-17
    PI: G. Valerio Iungo (University of Texas at Dallas)
    IAB Mentors: Adam Johs (EDP Renewables), Bernard Landa (GE Renewable Energy), Ron Grife (Leeward Renewable Energy)
    Proactive Monitoring of Wind Farm Performance Through Wind LiDAR Data and a Reduced Order Model Highlight Sheet (pdf)

  35. Uncertainty quantification of wind farm performance through high fidelity simulations and wind LiDAR measurements
    Project ID: C2-17
    PI: Mario Rotea (University of Texas at Dallas)
    IAB Mentors: Neal Fine (Aquanis), Nicholas Althoff (GE Renewable Energy), Steve Nolet (TPI Composites)
    Uncertainty quantification of wind farm performance through high fidelity simulations and wind LiDAR measurements Highlight Sheet (pdf)

  36. NREL FAST Modeling for Blade Load Control with Plasma Actuators
    Project ID: D2-17
    PI: Mario Rotea (University of Texas at Dallas)
    IAB Mentors: Stephen Nolet (TPI Composites), Neal Fine (Aquanis), Nicholas Althoff (GE Renewable Energy)
    NREL FAST Modeling for Blade Load Control with Plasma Actuators Highlight Sheet (pdf)

  37. Wind Turbine Aerodynamics Modified Gurney Flaps
    Project ID: U1-17
    PI: David Willis (University of Massachusetts Lowell)
    IAB Mentor: Neal Fine (Aquanis)
    Wind Turbine Aerodynamics Modified Gurney Flaps Highlight Sheet (pdf)

  38. Wind Turbine Foundation Monitoring Sensor Development
    Project ID: U2-17
    PI: Christopher Niezrecki (University of Massachusetts Lowell)
    IAB Mentors: Ron Grife (Leeward Renewable Energy), Adam Johs (EDP Renewables), Diogo Silva (EDP Renewables)
    Wind Turbine Foundation Monitoring Sensor Development Highlight Sheet (pdf)

  39. Automation for Blade Manufacturing
    Project ID: A3-16
    PI: James Sherwood (University of Massachusetts Lowell)
    IAB Mentors: Steve Nolet (TPI Composites), Nick Althoff (GE Renewable Energy)
    Automation for Blade Manufacturing Highlight Sheet (pdf)

  40. Effects of Manufacturing Induced Defects
    Project ID: A4-16
    PI: James Sherwood (University of Massachusetts Lowell)
    IAB Mentors: Nick Althoff (GE Renewable Energy), Joyee Zhu (GE Renewable Energy), Amir Riahi (GE Renewable Energy), Steve Nolet (TPI Composites)
    Effects of Manufacturing Induced Defects Highlight Sheet (pdf)

  41. Mechanical Property Enhancement Prediction for Matrix Materials
    Project ID: A5-16
    PI: Alireza V. Amirkhiz (University of Massachusetts Lowell)
    IAB Mentors: Stephen Nolet (TPI Composites), Hui Zhou (Huntsman), Marc Chouhinard (Huntsman)
    Mechanical Property Enhancement Prediction for Matrix Materials Highlight Sheet (pdf)

  42. Performance Effects of Adhesive Bond Defects
    Project ID: A6-16
    PI: Scott Stapleton (University of Massachusetts Lowell)
    IAB Mentors: Nick Althoff (GE Renewable Energy), Paul Ubrich (Hexion)
    Performance Effects of Adhesive Bond Defects Highlight Sheet (pdf)

  43. Low-Cost Wind Turbine Blade Structural Health Monitoring
    Project ID: B1-15
    PI: Murat Inalpolat (University of Massachusetts Lowell)
    IAB Mentors: Adam Johs (EDP Renewables), Dushyant Tank (Pattern Energy)
    Low-Cost Wind Turbine Blade Structural Health Monitoring Highlight Sheet (pdf)

  44. Diagnosis of Electrical Faults of Wind Turbine DFIGs
    Project ID: B1-16
    PI: Siavash Pakdelian (University of Massachusetts Lowell)
    IAB Mentors: Veronica Hernandez (Bachmann Electronic Corp), Paul Haberlein (Pattern Energy)
    Diagnosis of Electrical Faults of Wind Turbine DFIGs Highlight Sheet (pdf)

  45. Proactive Detection of Under-Performing Wind Turbines Combining Numerical Models, LiDAR and SCADA Data
    Project ID: C1-16
    PI: Giacomo Valerio Iungo (University of Texas at Dallas)
    IAB Mentors: Patrick Pyle (Pattern Energy), Neha Marathe (EDP Renewables), Hector Figueroa (Leeward Renewable Energy)
    Proactive Detection of Under-Performing Wind Turbines Combining Numerical Models, LiDAR and SCADA Data Highlight Sheet (pdf)

  46. Evaluation of Nested Extremum Seeking Wind Farm Control with SWiFT Facility
    Project ID: D1-16
    PI: Yaoyu Li (University of Texas at Dallas)
    IAB Mentors: Veronica Hernandez (Bachmann), Ron Grife (Leeward Renewable Energy)
    Evaluation of Nested Extremum Seeking Wind Farm Control with SWiFT Facility Highlight Sheet (pdf)

  47. Design for Composite Wind Turbine Blade Manufacturing
    Project ID: A1-14
    PI: James Sherwood (University of Massachusetts Lowell)
    IAB Mentor: Stephen Nolet (TPI Composites)
    Design for Composite Wind Turbine Blade Manufacturing Highlight Sheet (pdf)

  48. Self-Healing Materials for Wind Turbine Blades
    Project ID: A3-14
    PI: Chris Hansen (University of Massachusetts Lowell)
    IAB Mentors: Hui Zhou (Huntsman), Chris Savio (GE Renewable Energy), Amir Riahi (GE Renewable Energy)

  49. Large Area Turbine Blade Inspection
    Project ID: D1-14
    PI: Christopher Niezrecki (University of Massachusetts Lowell)
    IAB Mentor: Rahul Yarala (Massachusetts Clean Energy Center)
    Large Area Turbine Blade Inspection Highlight Sheet (pdf)

  50. Extremum Seeking Control for Wind Turbine Power Maximization
    Project ID: E2-14
    PI: Yaoyu Li (University of Texas at Dallas)
    IAB Mentor: Paul Haberlein (Pattern Energy)
    Extremum Seeking Control for Wind Turbine Power Maximization Highlight Sheet (pdf)

  51. Two-layer Optimization for Maximizing Wind Farm, Power Output
    Project ID: E3-14
    PIs: Mario Rotea (University of Texas at Dallas) and David Willis (University of Massachusetts Lowell)
    IAB Mentor: Jaimeet Gulati (EDP Renewables)