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Objective: For participants of the SMART Wind Mechanical subgroup to meet each other, Identify gaps and opportunities, learn about state-of-the-art manufacturing methods and technologies and capture information for Roadmap.

Note: Times in Mountain Time Zone; session times subject to change.

Wednesday, Nov 12          Dinner

Location: Romanos Macaroni Grill, 10411 Town Center Dr, Westminster, CO

6-8 pm “Dutch Treat” group dinner

Thursday, Nov 13          Mechanical Subgroup Meeting

Location: National Wind Technology Center, 18299 West 120th Avenue, Louisville, CO 80027

NOTE: You must check in at the NWTC Site Entrance Building and provide government-issued photo identification (for example driver’s license, passport, or military ID) to obtain a security badge before entering the site. Foreign nationals must check with the meeting host prior to their visit to make sure that a Foreign National Data Card has been signed and approved.

7:30a             Registration and Full Breakfast

8:00a            Welcome and Opening Remarks

8:15a              Overview of SMART Wind Consortium and Project

Mechanical subgroup focus and boundaries

Meeting Goal: Identify specific actions to overcome specific   barriers

Opportunities and gaps that enable:
Turbines to be more cost competitive through US manufacturing
Turbines to be more productive through near-term technology advances
Installed turbine costs decline

Brent Summerville, Summerville Wind & Sun, SMART Wind Technical Co-lead, Mechanical subgroup chair

Trudy Forsyth, Wind Advisors Team, SMART Wind Technical Lead, Mechanical subgroup Co-chair – Presentation

Ruth Baranowski, Wind Advisors Team, Co-facilitator

8:45a           Introduce subgroup leaders

Dr. Patrick Lemieux, CalPoly
Gary Harcourt, Great Rock
Robert Preus, NREL (unable to attend)

9:00a           Self-introductions by subgroup participants

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

9:15a           Discussion of Barriers and Gaps from survey/interviews -Presentation

Facilitated by subgroup leaders, Brent Summerville
Focus on Mechanical systems challenges

10:30a           Break

11:00a           Turbine design panel: Design methods, FAST modeling

Rick Damiani, NREL – Design Methods -Presentation
Jason Jonkman, NREL – FAST– Presentation
Jeff Minnema, Jeff Minnema Consulting – Experience with FAST, loads  -Presentation

12:30p           Lunch

1:30p           Overview of US Casting and Forging Industry -Presentation

Nick Cannell, Cast Alloy Sales & Technology, Inc. -Presentation
Joe Banas, Hodge & Elyria Foundries, Inc.

2:45p           3D printing, State-of-the-art

“Our experience with both a dual-material plastic Object 350 printer and a metal laser sintering EOS M270 printer.”

Jacob Segil, Ph.D., Integrated Teaching and Learning Laboratory (ITLL), University of Colorado- Presentation

Steve Huddle, University of Colorado Lab Manager

3:30p           Break

3:45p           Report from Rapporteur (Ruth Baranowski)

Brainstorm actions to relieve listed gaps
Refine the questions regarding the gaps

4:45p           Next (virtual) meetings

5:00p          Close of meeting

6:30p           OEM Steering & Subgroup Leader dinner

Invitation Only for OEM Steering Group, Subgroup Leaders & Core Team
Location: Westcliff Room, Denver Marriott Westminster, 7000 Church Ranch Boulevard, Westminster, CO  80021

Friday, Nov 14          Half day wrap-up meeting

Invitation Only for Subgroup Leaders & Core Team
Location: HTWN, 80 Garden Center, Conference Room Suite 230 (2nd floor), Broomfield, CO 80020

8:45a           Coffee and Welcome

9:00a           Debrief Mechanical subgroup meeting

Brent Summerville, Summerville Wind & Sun, SMART Wind Technical Co-lead, Mechanical subgroup chair

Trudy Forsyth, Wind Advisors Team, SMART Wind Technical Lead, Mechanical subgroup Co-chair

9:30a           Thoughts from subgroup leads

Dr. Patrick Lemieux (CalPoly)
Gary Harcourt (Great Rock)

10:00a           Break

10:15a            Discussion on what worked, what could be better, next steps,
lessons learned

11:30a           Summary of action items and next steps

12:00p          Close of meeting

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