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Iowa State engineers design, test taller, high-strength concrete towers for wind turbines

Grant Schmitz, eyes inches from a 6.5-by-12-foot panel of ultra-high performance concrete, studied the smooth surface for tiny cracks. He and other research engineers carefully marked every one with black markers. Schmitz, an Iowa State graduate student of civil, construction and environmental engineering, and Sri Sritharan, Iowa State’s Wilson Engineering Professor and leader of the ’s College … Continue reading Iowa State engineers design, test taller, high-strength concrete towers for wind turbines