This article was originally published on news.iastate.edu by Mike Krapfl. Click here to read it in its entirety. AMES, Iowa – Anupam Sharma pulled an accordion folder from the bookshelf above his Iowa State University desk. Inside was the carefully collected and preserved wing of a short-eared owl. Here, he said, could be some clues … Continue reading AerE professor looks to owl wings for bio-inspired ideas for quieter aircraft, wind turbines
Anupam Sharma earns NSF CAREER award to study the silent flight of the owl. As new inventions fill our skies, from wind turbines whirling in an open field, to unmanned aerial vehicles scurrying around the city delivering packages, to planes buzzing 35,000 feet overhead, that new technology can pose a noisy problem. Anupam Sharma, an … Continue reading Investigating the Owl to Develop New Technology
Iowa State University attracted a record $424.9 million in external funding during the fiscal year that ended June 30. The jump in external funding includes a $44 million increase over the previous year from the Iowa State University Foundation and a $14 million increase from federal agencies. The previous record was $388.2 million in fiscal year 2010.
Hui Hu picked up a 3-D printed model of a typical wind turbine and began explaining two problems with the big, tall, three-bladed machines. First, said the Iowa State University professor of aerospace engineering, check out the base of each blade. They’re big, round structural pieces. They’re not shaped like an airfoil. And so they … Continue reading Iowa State engineers study the benefits of adding a second, smaller rotor to wind turbines
Four College of Engineering faculty recognized The Iowa Energy Center recently honored leaders and innovators in the center’s four program areas – bioenergy, renewable energy, energy efficiency, and education and outreach – with the Impact Award. This year was the first year with grants awarded. Five award winners were chosen in these categories, four of … Continue reading Iowa Energy Center announces 2014 Impact Awards
Thanks to a highly competitive $330,000 award from the National Science Foundation, the Iowa Energy Center is proud to have partnered with Professor Hui Hu and Assistant Professor Anupam Sharma of Iowa State University to create innovative dual-rotor wind turbine designs in order to improve turbine performance and wind farm efficiency. The funding opportunity comes … Continue reading Iowa State University Wins Competitive $330,000 National Science Foundation Grant
Since his move from industry work to academia earlier this year, Anupam Sharma says the biggest difference is the interaction he now has with students, a change he finds very rewarding. Sharma, who joined Iowa State in January as assistant professor of aerospace engineering and Walter W. Wilson Faculty Fellow, is focusing his research on … Continue reading Assistant professor studies aerodynamic noise