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Aiming High by Reaching Out

Posted on March 16th, 2015

The IIHR Wind Tunnel Annex welcomed a different crowd recently—the Cedar Falls High School Rocket Club, which is competing in the upcoming Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC), the world’s largest student rocket contest.

Wind Energy Research

Posted on November 12th, 2013

Overcoming the challenges of wind energy, and learning how to make it safe and efficient Can wind energy provide 20 percent of U.S. electricity needs by 2030? That’s the goal set by U.S. Department of Energy in 2007. More than five years later, a great many questions still need to be answered to make wind […]

Wind Energy: Power for the 21st Century

Posted on June 4th, 2013

IIHR’s James Buchholz is helping make Iowa a major player in energy-related research by focusing on wind turbine blade reliability and performance.

Eichinger Awarded Hancher-Finkbine Medal

Posted on May 8th, 2013

IHR Research Engineer William E. Eichinger has been named the 2013 Faculty Hancher-Finkbine Medallion recipient.

Winds of Change

Posted on January 19th, 2012

IIHR Research Engineer Pablo Carrica helped the University of Iowa acquire and set up a small wind turbine that he now uses to teach experimental methods and procedures to UI engineering students.

Temperature and Wind LiDARs

Posted on December 22nd, 2011

The temperature and wind LiDARs make spatially-resolved measurements of temperature and wind velocity. The instruments are currently inactive. Bill Eichinger currently has a patent for the wind LiDAR. If you are interested in revitalizing these instruments, please contact us!

The UI wind turbine is specially designed for educational use.

Course Supports Sustainable Energy

Posted on June 7th, 2011

Students in the College of Engineering’s Experimental Engineering course are developing hands-on experience with a source of sustainable energy—The University of Iowa’s 37-foot wind turbine.

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