MAE4020/4021/5020 Wind Power will run as usual.TR 10:10am – 11:25am. Thurston Hall 205
I will also be running MAE4900 ‘Wind Energy Lab’ a one-credit undergraduate research project on blade leading edge erosion. This meets in even weeks on Thursday 9-10 AM (Sep 5,19, Oct 3,31, Nov 14) OR in odd weeks Tuesday 12-1 PM (Sep 10,24, Oct 8,22, Nov 19). You must attend 5 classes to receive credit, as well as submitting your one page research report at the end of semester.
The types of group research project offered this semester are: categorizing blade images for damage; developing image processing code; working with categorizing blade damage in the lab; developing code for blade impact calculations or droplet flow around blades
Community Wind Energy Research course running in spring 2019
The course is listed as MAE4120/4121/EAS4120 and the theme is ‘Winging it’. We will work in the lab on blade sections and apply image processing to blade images – lots of exciting hands-on projects. Plus we’ll be out in the community talking about wind turbine blades.
Community Wind Energy Research course running in spring 2017
The course is listed as MAE4120/4121/EAS4120 and projects are available in acoustics, blade design, measurements & education.
A poster about the Community Wind Energy Research course is available here: BarthelmiePosterApr2017-1aezm7v and the link to the course on the course roster is here
See more details at Community Wind Energy Research
Graduate student success
October 2018 Update: Dr Doubrawa was back visiting campus and made MAE spotlight with a fantastic presentation on ‘What’s it like to work at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory?Link
Congratulations Dr Doubrawa! Paula Doubrawa completed the oral defense of her Ph.D. thesis in the field of Mechanical Engineering on Wednesday 12 April. The title is ‘’ INTEGRATION OF MEASUREMENTS AND MODELS FOR WIND CHARACTERIZATION”. Her committee is Prof. Rebecca J. Barthelmie (Chair, MAE), Prof. Sara C. Pryor (EAS), Prof. Perrine Pepiot (MAE) and Dr Matt Churchfield (NREL).
Dr Doubrawa is also the first student to achieve a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering with an all-female Cornell Supervisory Committee.
Dr Wang and Professor Warhaft at John’s graduation in May 2016
Congratulations Dr Wang! John (Hui) Wang completed the oral defense of Ph.D. thesis in the field of Mechanical Engineering on Wednesday 6 April 2016. The title is ‘QUANTIFYING AND REDUCING UNCERTAINTY IN LARGE VOLUME REMOTE SENSING MEASUREMENTS OF ATMOSPHERIC BOUNDARY LAYER FLOWS’. His committee is Prof. Rebecca J. Barthelmie (Chair, MAE), Prof. Sara C. Pryor (EAS), Prof. Zellman Warhaft (MAE).
Congratulations Paula Doubrawa passed her A exam (Advance to PhD candidacy) with flying colors on Monday 21 March! The title of her research is ‘Higher Fidelity Methods for Wind Energy Measurements and Modeling’. Paula has the first all-female Ph.D. committee in Mechanical Engineering at Cornell: Prof. Rebecca J. Barthelmie (Chair, MAE), Prof. Sara C. Pryor (EAS) & Prof. Perrine Pepiot (MAE) plus Dr Matt Churchfield from NREL (not female & not shown in the photo).
Congratulations Paula also on being selected to be a 2016 Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Fellow at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution this summer.
Courses I teach at Cornell
MAE4120/4121 Community Wind Farm Research
MAE4020/4021/5020 Wind Power
MAE6950 Atmospheric Boundary Layer Flows
CHEME6664 Wind Power Module
MAE4120/4121 Community Wind Farm Research
This is a new project-based course offered by MAE in Spring in collaboration with Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (Prof. SC Pryor), Bioacoustics Research Program Cornell Lab of Ornithology (Dr H Klinck) and Black Oak wind farm and funded by Engaged Cornell.
In 2016 the students are working with Weaver Wind Energy on blade design and working in the wind tunnel:
with Fenner Renewable Energy Education center
with Black Oak Wind Farm Data
Students have installed a meteorological station at the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology
Students on a field trip to Weaver Wind Energy
Wind Power is taught in Fall. It is a mainly theoretical course that focuses on aerodynamics, meteorology wind farm and wind turbine design. The 4021 project focuses on blade design, printing and testing in the Warhaft wind tunnel. The 5020 project is CFD based blade design using Fluent.
CHEME6664 Wind Energy Module
This module is a short introduction to Wind Energy that includes status of wind energy, meteorology and aerodynamics, offshore wind energy, environmental and social impacts. In Fall 2016 it is taught Nov 1-Dec 1
MAE 6950 Atmospheric Boundary Layer Flows
The focus of the course is to understand theory, models and measurements of boundary-layer meteorology.
Here are the students at a site visit to the meteorological mast at Black Oak wind farm (with professor and the wind farm manager):