Research to delve into toll of turbulence on wind turbines

11/7/2013 | American City Business Journals

Atmospheric turbulence is among the factors that cause wind turbine wear and tear and a reason wind power remains more costly than other forms of renewable energy. That's the subject to be researched by Kiran Bhaganagar, an assistant professor in the College of Engineering at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Bhaganagar won a $400,000 grant from the National Science Foundation and will head a team using computational modeling to simulate atmospheric conditions on various turbine designs.

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