Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 2:00 p.m.
in the Marvin K. Peterson Library, upper level
"Wind Energy Research: Who is Doing What?"
Wind energy has become an increasingly popular solution for sustainable energy, and research advances have helped reduce the cost of wind energy over the last twenty years, making it competitive with more conventional fossil fuel energy resources. But what is the state of current research on wind turbine design? Who is doing what?
We will discuss how wind turbines work, what have we learned in the past 10-20yrs in wind blade design, and highlight work being done at UNH to contribute to the field.
Maria-Isabel Carnasciali, PhD., is an assistant professor of Mechanical Engineering at UNH. Dr. Carnasciali joined the UNH faculty in Fall 2010 after completing a PhD in Thermal-Fluid Design at GeorgiaTech. Her current research efforts concentrate on the use of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) models for understanding energy use and improving efficiency in aerodynamic design. Dr. Carnasciali has taught EAS300 (Global Solutions for Sustainability) and is currently working with undergrad and grad students to design test blades for the small wind turbine mounted on Buckman Hall.
Dr. Maria-Isabel Carnasciali's web page.