Monday, February 8, 2010
Wind Turbine on Shaketable...now in Union Tribune
Scott LaFee from the San Diego Union Tribune wrote a story in the Sunday Feb 7 paper about the shake tests happening over this week and next out at the UCSD Englekirk Structural Engineering Center. They are testing wind turbines...and how wind turbines will fare during a series of earthquakes. More info on the tests is here, in a previous blog post.
LaFee's story, which includes a nice photo of structural engineering professor Ahmed Algamal is here: Wind turbine getting seismic shakedown Structure’s performance in temblors to be tested
Here is a web cam of the shake table.