Abstract: This presentation by the Director of CASA will cover several themes, including the IGERT, low-level wind estimation using radars, the proposed new Engineering Research Center in offshore wind energy and the potential to expand that into the realms of the IGERT, and possibly some new research that is emerging related to infrasound and wind energy. Professor McLaughlin will articulate the social, policy, behavioral, and technical interface issues around the use of CASA in weather-determined decision making and response.
Abstract: Wind power technology is advancing rapidly: the materials, design methods, and fabrication technologies used to manufacture machines and components of wind plants as well as the whole plants themselves; the operational strategies used to optimize energy capture, maintenance strategies, and power system support capabilities; and the overall facilitating technologies involved in better siting and integration of wind power into the operation of the power system. These advances come as the power system itself is experiencing rapid technological evolution due to the wide-scale integ
Abstract: Commercial wind energy development is expanding rapidly in the United States, and while the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service generally supports the development of clean and renewable energy technologies, wind energy facilities do have the potential to adversely affect wildlife and their supporting habitats.
Abstract: Visualization is not just a necessity in Architecture. Engineering projects of various sizes often benefit from 3D models and renderings for a variety of purposes such as for permitting, public outreach or assembly feasibility planning. This becomes even more useful when 3D visualizations are immersive and interactive.
Abstract: Offshore wind turbines operate in the complex flowfield of the atmospheric boundary. Understanding and modeling the behavior of a single fixed bottom offshore wind turbine is already quite challenging.
Substantial debate surrounds development of offshore wind turbines in U.S. and state waters and few issues are more controversial than the visual impact of these facilities on scenic and visual resources. This session will focus on development of a Visual Impact Assessment (VIA) methodology by the Cape Cod Commission to assess the potential visual impacts of wind turbines in Cape Cod's ocean waters.