Dr. Xiao Chen Seminar

Event Date: August 25, 2014
Hosted By: AAE
Time: 9:30am
Location: ARMS 1028

Introduction to R&D Work and Collaborative Opportunities in Wind Turbine Blades at Institute of Engineering Thermalphysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Dr. Xiao Chen
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Beijing, China

Wind energy is developing with unprecedented speed in China, which currently has a maximum cumulative wind power capacity and a largest annual installation of wind turbines in the world. National Laboratory of Wind Turbine Blade Research & Development Center at Institute of Engineering Thermalphysics (IET), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), as one of the leading centers in wind energy research in China, is devoted to fundamental research and industrialization of wind turbine designs covering major aspects of disciplines associated with wind energy utilization. This talk introduces recent research and development work conducted by IET wind group, with particular focus on the study on aerodynamics, aero-elastics, aero-acoustics, composite materials, as well as structures of wind turbine blades. Followed by the introduction, potential collaborative areas and available funding sources for international research collaboration are presented.

Dr. Xiao Chen is an Assistant Professor in the National Lab of Wind Turbine Blade R&D Center at Institute of Engineering Thermalphysics (IET), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) since 2013. Prior to joining the faculty, he worked as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the National Wind Energy Center at University of Houston. He received his PhD from Nagoya University in 2011. His research interests include nonlinear buckling and post-buckling behavior of thin-walled composite structures, multiple failure mode interaction of large composite blades, mechanical testing and finite element modeling of composite materials and structures. Dr. Xiao Chen received a best academic presentation award from IET in 2014 and is currently the Principal Investigator of several research projects funded by Chinese NSF and Ministry of Education.