Composites Subgroup Meeting

February 16-18, 2015 in Louisville, CO

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Meeting Agenda 

Monday, February 16th

6:00p     “Dutch Treat” Dinner for All Participants

Gordon Biersch Brewing Company, 1 West Flatiron Circle, Flatiron Crossing, Broomfield, CO
Gordon Biersch Menu

Tuesday, February 17th – Composites Subgroup Meeting, NWTC

7:30a     Registration and Breakfast

8:00a  Overview and Status of SMART Wind Consortium and Project – Presentation

Trudy Forsyth, Wind Advisors Team, SMART Wind Technical Lead, Support Structure subgroup chair

Brent Summerville, Summerville Wind & Sun, SMART Wind Technical Co-lead, Support Structure subgroup co- chair

Ruth Baranowski, Wind Advisors Team, co-facilitator

8:15a     Introduce Subgroup Leaders

Dr. Pier Marzocca, Clarkson University
Dr. Case van Dam, University of California-Davis
Paul Williamson, Maine Ocean and Wind Industry Initiative (virtual) 

8:20a     Self-Introductions by Subgroup Participants

(Introductions will also occur during the Feb 16 dinner)

What do you hope this project to accomplish? What are your areas of expertise?

 8:50a     Composite Gaps and Needs – Trudy Forsyth

9:10a     Specific OEM needs

Martin Bissonette, Eocycle – Presentation
Others TBD

 9:40a     Break

 10:00a  Possible Partners

Kelly Visconti, DOE IACMI (virtual), Institute for Advanced Composite Manufacturing Initiative (IACMI) Overview-Presentation 

Ted Lynch, SAI, Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering (SAMPE) – Presentation 

Rick Lewandowski, Intertek (virtual), Center for Evaluation of Clean Energy Technology (CeCET) – Presentation 

Paul Williamson, MOWII (virtual), Composite Engineering Research Lab – Southern Maine CC, University of Massachusetts- Amherst, Structures and Composite Center-University of Maine – Presentation 

11:20a  Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) Composite/Blade Research Summary

Brian Naughton, SNL –Presentation  

12:20p  Lunch

1:05p     Blade Design

Dr. Pier Marzocca, Clarkson University, Design and Testing of Composite Wind Turbine Technologies – Presentation 

Qi Wang, NREL & Dr. Wenbin Yu, Purdue University (virtual), Efficient High-fidelity Modeling of Composite Wind Turbine Blades – Presentation 

Dr. Case van Dam, University of California-Davis, What is new in blade aerodynamic design? – Presentation 

Dr. Frank Abdi, AlphaSTAR (virtual), Why blades break under static and fatigue? – Presentation 

 2:30p     Structural Blade Testing

Kerop Janoyan, Clarkson University (virtual), Condition monitoring systems and sensing needs

Nathan Post, NREL, Blade structural fatigue testing – technical aspects

Daniel Valyou, Clarkson University Blade Test Facility, Blade structural testing – practical aspects

3:40p     Break

4:00p     Panel of Blade Manufacturers, Tooling and Coatings

Stephen Nolet, TPI Composites – Presentation 
Dr. Kyle Wetzel, Wetzel Engineering
Krent Aberle, Sherwin William – Presentation 
Andy Bridge, Janicki Industries – Presentation 

5:10p     Report from Rapporteur – Ruth Baranowski

Review of compiled ideas/actions
Brainstorm and refine actions

6:30p     Meeting adjourned

7:00p     Invitation Only dinner and discussion

(DWEA Steering Group, Subgroup Leaders, Core Team members and Invited Experts) Tillers Kitchen & Bar at Westminster, Marriott, 7000 Church Ranch Blvd Westminster, CO

Wednesday, February 18th – Half Day Wrap-Up Meeting, NWTC

Invitation Only for Subgroup Leaders & OEM Steering Group

9:00a     Debrief Composites Subgroup Meeting

Next (virtual) meetings – identify topic, month, speakers

10-11a  DWEA OEM Steering Group committee input

12:00p  Meeting adjourned

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