CREATe News and Events

  • Virginia Tech Wind Turbine Team @ Beech Ridge Energy Park On November 14th, the Virginia Tech Wind Turbine Team (VT WTT) visited the Beech Ridge Energy Park in Greenbriar County, West Virginia. The Beech Ridge Energy Park is a 100 MW wind farm owned and operated by Envision Energy. The team met the on-site manager, asked technicians about turbine maintenance, and got to see 67… 01/05/2018
  • Wall-Jet Wind Tunnel Construction and Calibration – Finished! Below is a photo of the aeroacoustics groups and new wall jet tunnel. Undergraduate students Jonathan Schwaner, Lee Organski, and Vidya Vishwanathan worked in a combined effort with the AOE machine shop to build the new tunnel.   (Back row – Left to right: Agastya Balantrapu, Dr. Nathan Alexander, Dr. William Devenport, Christopher Hickling, Jon… 12/04/2017
  • CNN reporter experiences hurricane force winds in the Virginia Tech Stability Wind Tunnel! Randi Kaye, an American television news journalist for CNN made a visit to our very own Stability Wind Tunnel @CREATe_VT to experience hurricane force winds.   Check out this story on CNN, which aired last night: http://www.cnn.com/videos/weather/2017/09/08/category-5-storm-winds-kaye-pkg.cnn William Devenport and the VT Stability Wind Tunnel crew did a great job hosting the CNN team on… 09/08/2017
  • Welcome Back! The CREATe Center at Virginia Tech would like to extend a warm welcome to all new and returning students, faculty, and staff. This is an exciting time in the life of CREATe as we engage the opportunities and challenges facing renewable energy and aerodynamic technology. The Center is deeply grateful for our students, faculty, and… 08/28/2017
  • CREATe Annual Retreat On July 20, 2017 the CREATe core faculty met in retreat at Peaks of Otter Lodge to engage in discussions regarding the Center. The agenda included presentations and discussions on the state of the center, creating new research collaborations, marketing strategies, developing CREATe professional short courses, UAV aeroacoustics research, and planning for the future.  … 07/27/2017
  • CREATe Colloquium Series – Dr. Holger Babinsky Please join us for a reception and seminar presented by Dr. Holger Babinsky! Details in post!Unsteady Lift generation at low-Reynolds numbers/Introduction to flapping wing aerodynamics Dr. Holger Babinsky CREATe Colloquium Series 11:00am Thursday April 20th, McBryde 655 Reception in McBryde 660 at 10:30am   A rapidly accelerating and pitching flat plate wing is a useful… 04/19/2017
  • Virginia Tech Wind Turbine Team On March 26th & 27th, the Virginia Tech Wind Turbine Team (VT WTT) tested their prototype wind turbine in the Stability Wind Tunnel. The VT WTT is a team of 40 engineering undergraduate students who design, build, and test small-scale wind turbines. The team hopes to take part in the 2018 Collegiate Wind Competition, hosted… 04/05/2017
  • VT Hyperloop Team The VT Hyperloop team tested their VHYPER pod in the aerodynamic test-section of the Virginia Tech Stability Wind Tunnel in the Kevin T. Crofton Department of Aerospace and Ocean Engineering. The test took place on March 28 and 29, 2017. The team, advised by Dr. Aurelien Borgoltz and assisted by wind tunnel engineer Bill Oetjens… 04/03/2017
  • CREATe Social+Seminar, Friday 3/31, 3:30-5pm Don’t miss our next CREATe Social+Seminar this Friday! Come meet our awesome students and learn about the exciting research they do. Students and faculty from ALL research groups and departments are welcome. The social, with light refreshments, will be from 3:30-4pm in McBryde 660, followed by the presentations in McBryde 655 from 4-5pm. This week’s… 03/31/2017
  • CREATe Social+Seminar, Friday 3/17, 3:30-5pm Don’t miss our next CREATe Social+Seminar this Friday! Come meet our awesome students and learn about the exciting research they do. Students and faculty from ALL research groups and departments are welcome. The social, with light refreshments, will be from 3:30-4pm in McBryde 660, followed by the presentations in McBryde 134 (not our usual location)… 03/17/2017