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Susan Stewart

Senior Research Associate
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

Affiliation(s):

  • Aerospace Engineering

233E Hammond Building

sjw147@psu.edu

814-863-0138

Personal or Departmental Website

Research Areas:

Wind Energy

Interest Areas:

 
 

 

Education

  • BS, Mechanical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, 1999
  • MS, Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2001
  • Ph D, Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2003

Publications

Parts of Book

  • Susan W Stewart, 2011, Committee on Offshore Wind Energy Turbine Structural and Operating Safety; Transportation Research Board, National Research Council, The National Academies Press

Journal Articles

  • Nicholas John Ward and Susan W Stewart, 2015, "A Turbulence Intensity Similarity Distribution for Evaluating the Performance of a Small Turbine in Turbulent Wind Regimes", Wind Engineering, 39, (6), pp. pp 585-598
  • Susan W Stewart and Samuel V. Shelton, 2010, "Finned-tube condenser design optimization using thermoeconomic isolation", APPLIED THERMAL ENGINEERING, 30, (14-15), pp. 2096-2102
  • SW Stewart, SV Shelton and KA Aspelund, 2005, "Finned-tube heat exchanger optimization methodology", HEAT TRANSFER ENGINEERING, 26, (7), pp. 22-28

Conference Proceedings

  • Susan W Stewart, Sue Ellen Haupt and Julia A. Cole, 2012, "ADDRESSING WIND RESOURCE POTENTIAL IN THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT", pp. 2221-2233
  • Leonardo C. Albanese, Farhan Gandhi and Susan W Stewart, 2010, "ADAPTIVE GEOMETRY WIND TURBINE BLADES FOR INCREASING PERFORMACE", pp. 823-835
  • Susan W Stewart and Lucas T. Witmer, 2009, "ECONOMICAL DESIGN OF WIND-SOLAR HYBRID RENEWABLE ENERGY SYSTEMS", pp. 487-491
  • Susan W Stewart, 2009, "OFFSHORE WIND SHEAR ESTIMATIONS FOR WIND POWER ASSESMENT", pp. 699-705
  • Kirk A. Martin, Michael F. Schmidt, Sam V. Shelton and Susan W Stewart, 2007, "Site specific optimization of rotor/generator sizing of wind turbines", pp. 1123-1130
  • Lucie Barj, Jason M. Jonkman, Amy Robertson, Gordon M Stewart, Matthew A Lackner, Lorenz Haid, Denis Matha and Susan W Stewart, , "Wind/Wave Misalignment in the Loads Analysis of a Floating Offshore Wind Turbine", 2014
  • Brian D Wallace, Dennis K McLaughlin and Susan W Stewart, , "Evaluating the Aerodynamic Performance of Small Horizontal Axis Wind Turbines.", 2015
  • Brian D Wallace, Susan W Stewart and Dennis K McLaughlin, , "Small Wind Turbine Performance Evaluation Using Field Test Data and a Coupled Aero-Electro-Mechanical Model"

Magazines/Trade Publications

  • Susan W Stewart, 2011, "In order to properly navigate the relative interpretation of time-averaged extreme wind conditions in various standards and data sources, conversion factors are needed", Wind Systems Magazine
  • Susan W Stewart, 2011, "A new concept for designing blades is through adaptive blade technology, which may allow more energy to be captured and lower blade loads to be experienced", Wind Systems Magazine
  • Susan W Stewart, 2011, "Turbine technology is rapidly evolving to meet the stringent demands of grid stability, reliability, and economic extraction of wind energy from lower average wind speed sites", Wind Systems Magazine
  • Susan W Stewart, 2011, "The more engaged today's youth are in the stewardship of our natural resources, the brighter their future will be. Programs like Wind for Schools will help", Wind Systems Magazine
  • Susan W Stewart, 2011, "The challenges involved in building-integrated wind energy include wind flow, structure siting, unit certification, and even aesthetic concerns", Wind Systems Magazine

Other

  • Q. Zhang, Susan W Stewart, J. R. S. Bronson and L. T. Witmer, 2012, "Geyser Pump Solar Water Heater System Modeling Design Optimization"
  • R. Flagg, Susan W Stewart and J. R. S. Brownson, 2012, "Use of Concentrated Solar Thermal Energy Systems to Enhance Sea Salt Production in Southern Spain"
  • S. E. Haupt, Susan W Stewart, J. A. Cole, F. J. Zajaczkowski and K. J. Schmehl, 2011, "Mapping Wind Power Resources Around Buildings, for Siting Building Integrated Wind Turbines"
  • U. Poerschke, M. Woollen, J. Srebric, Susan W Stewart and T. Murtha, 2011, "Design Investigations on Building-Integrated Wind Energy: Lessons from an Architecture Studio"
  • Sam V Shelton and Susan W Stewart, 2002, "Bubble Pump Design for Single Pressure Absorption Refrigeration Cycles", ASHRAE Transactions

Research Projects

  • January 2016 - January 2017, "NREL Wind Operation Plan," (Sponsor: NREL).
  • August 2015 - July 2016, "Collegiate Wind Competition (2016)," (Sponsor: DOE).
  • December 2013 - May 2015, "Community Solar on State," (Sponsor: Penn State Sustainability Institute).
  • April 2015 - May 2015, "National Collegiate Wind Competition 2015," (Sponsor: DOE).
  • October 2015 -  , "Collaborating with the Wind Industry in the Creation of Online Project-Based Learning Experiences," (Sponsor: Leonhard Center).

Honors and Awards

  • Rosemary Schraer Mentoring Award, Penn State Commission for Women, April 2017
  • WINDExchange Leadership Award in Education, Department of Energy WINDExchange, January 2015 - December 2015

Service

Service to Penn State:

  • Member, Continuing & Distance Education Task Force, August 2015 - August 2016
  • Past PresidentAlumni Board, Penn State Mechanical Engineering Society, October 2007 - August 2015
  • Advisor, Advisor, Wind Energy Club, October 2015
  • Faculty Advisor, Coordinator, Women in Aerospace, August 2015
  • Committee Member, Online Learning Working Group, College of Engineering, Online Learning Working Group, October 2015
  • Coordinator, ABET Coordinator, Aerospace Engineering, August 2015

Service to External Organizations:

  • Member, Wind Standards Committee, American Wind Energy Association, July 2014
 


 

About

The Penn State Department of Aerospace Engineering, established in 1961 and the only aerospace engineering department in Pennsylvania, is consistently recognized as one of the top aerospace engineering departments in the nation, and is also an international leader in aerospace education, research, and engagement. Our undergraduate program is ranked 16th and our graduate programs are ranked 15th nationally by U.S. News & World Report, while one in 25 holders of a B.S. degree in aerospace engineering in the U.S. earned it from Penn State. Our students are consistently among the most highly recruited by industry, government, and graduate schools nationwide.

The department is built upon the fundamentals of academic integrity, innovation in research, and commitment to the advancement of industry. Through an innovative curriculum and world-class instruction that reflects current industry practice and embraces future trends, Penn State Aerospace Engineering graduates emerge as broadly educated, technically sound aerospace engineers who will become future leaders in a critical industry

Department of Aerospace Engineering

229 Hammond Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-865-2569