General InformationPublications

  • 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
  • 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"
  • Susan W Stewart, Sue Ellen Haupt and Julia A. Cole, 2012, "ADDRESSING WIND RESOURCE POTENTIAL IN THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT", pp. 2221-2233
  • 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
  • Susan W Stewart, 2011, Committee on Offshore Wind Energy Turbine Structural and Operating Safety; Transportation Research Board, National Research Council, The National Academies Press
  • 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"
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • SW Stewart, SV Shelton and KA Aspelund, 2005, "Finned-tube heat exchanger optimization methodology", HEAT TRANSFER ENGINEERING, 26, (7), pp. 22-28
  • Sam V Shelton and Susan W Stewart, 2002, "Bubble Pump Design for Single Pressure Absorption Refrigeration Cycles", ASHRAE Transactions
  • 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"


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