Completed Projects

Wind Energy

  • Quiet wind turbine rotors (2008-2013)
  • Wind turbine composite performance in cold weather (2008-2013)
  • Airborne wind system optimization (2010-2011)
  • IEA Task 29 Mexnext (2009-2011)
  • Ampair blade designs (2008-2009)

Tidal Energy

  • Impact  of  channel  blockage,  free  surface proximity  and  foundation  on  the  performance  of  tidal/river  energy  converters (2013-2014)
  • Cross-coupling between device-level CFD and Oceanographic Models applied to multiple TISECs in Minas Passage (2012-2013)
  • Experimental rig & procedures for tidal turbine experimental testing (2008-2011)
  • Design standards and composite blade design for tidal turbine rotors (2008)

Energy Systems Analysis

  • Comfort-constrained demand response algorithm development (2009-2012)
  • Pumped hydro storage integration with wind energy (2009-2011)
  • Vehicle to grid multi-scale energy system modeling to enhance renewables (2008-2010)

Transportation

  • In-vehicle smartphone app for PHEV buyer performance evaluation (2013-2014)
  • Low-cost bicycle power meter (2011-2013)
  • Development of Design Tools and Key Technology for Next Generation Commercial Hybrid Vehicles (2010-2013)
  • EcoCAR1 & EcoCAR2 (2008-2014)
  • Aircraft wing robust/reliability-based MDO tool (2007-2010)