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Breaking Blades: The Engineering Lab Where Wind-Power Propellers Get Built To Be Snapped Print E-mail
To demonstrate what the Advanced Structures and Composites Center’s new lab will do to wind blades, Larry Parent, an engineer at the University of Maine, takes out his bifocals and begins bending them. More...
Marine Matters: The Wind That Blows Print E-mail
It's been a bit windy lately, hasn't it? High winds tend to make people slightly uneasy, which, combined with last week's stunning full moon, perhaps accounted for some of the aberrant driving I saw about town and the muttering people I met in the checkout lanes at Hannaford.  More...
The Markets: Civil Infrastructure (2012) Print E-mail
Aging civil infrastructure is an ever-present issue in both the U.S. and the rest of the world, and it offers a potentially huge market for composite materials. There are, for exmaple, 69,223 structurally deficient highway bridges in the U.S. alone. These numbers have stimulated development of a number of composite-enabled technologies.  More...
UMaine Professor Says Offshore Windfarm will Bring Jobs and Savings for Mainers Print E-mail
Augusta - 15000 jobs and energy savings for many Mainers, is what UMaine engineering professor Habib Dagher says will happen if an offshore windfarm is built.  More...
UMaine Wind Turbine Test Lab Complete Print E-mail
The new wind turbine blade test lab at the 37,000-foot expansion of the University of Maine AEWC Advanced Structures and Composites Center in Orono is complete and equipment testing is currently under way, according to Paul Melrose, the project manager for research and development.  More...
Blades Delivered to Offshore Wind Lab Print E-mail
Two wind blades were recently delivered to the Offshore Wind Laboratory, an expansion of the Advanced Structures and Composites Center at UMaine. Researchers will use these blades to test the functionality of new equipment and also to train new staff, undergraduate, and graduate students.  More...
UMaine Helps International Group with Alternative Energy Projects Print E-mail
An international group making its way around the U.S. stopped at the University of Maine in Orono, Tuesday.   More...


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