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Received: Ph.D. in Aeronautical Engineering, Rensselaer Polyticnic Institute, May 2014
Received: B.S. in Physics, University of Albany, May 2002
At Rensselaer, he oversees day to day operations in several wind tunnel facilities, including a low speed wind tunnel (80cm by 80cm by 12 feet) and a smaller low speed wind tunnel (10” by 10” cross section). His focus is to investigate the flow physics associated with the control of flow over aerodynamic bodies most closely associated with wind energy. Specifically, his particular area of interest is understanding the identification and statistical evolution of small scale rotating structures present in unsteady flow fields. His competencies include the development of experimental procedures and LabVIEW implementation of phase-locked measurement techniques incorporating simultaneous measurement of multiple devices and integration of such paradigms with third party components and software.
Rice, T., Taylor, K., & Amitay, M. (2018). Wind Tunnel Quantification of Dynamic Stall on an S817 Airfoil and its Control Using Synthetic Jet Actuators. Wind Energy. DOI:10.1002/we.2266.
Rice, T., Taylor, K., & Amitay, M. (2018). Quantification of the S817 airfoil aerodynamic properties and their control using synthetic jet actuators. Wind Energy. DOI: 10.1002/we.2197.
Rice, T., Taylor, K., Amitay, M., "Wind Tunnel and Field Test Results on Reducing Load Oscillations on Wind Turbine Blades using Synthetic Jets," 35th Wind Energy Symposium, AIAA Sci-Tech, Vol. 2017-1378, January 2017.
Taylor, K., and Amitay, M., "A Statistical Approach to the Identification of Vortical Structures During Dynamic Stall with Flow Control," 54th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, p. 1845, 2016.
Taylor, K., and Amitay, M., "Dynamic Stall process on a Finite Span Model and it's Control via Synthetic Jet Actuators," Physics of Fluids, 27, 7, 077104, 2015.
Taylor, K., Leong, C.M., and Amitay, M., "Load Control on a Dynamically Pitching Finite Span Wind Turbine Blade Using Synthetic Jets, " Wind Energy, 18(10), p.1759-1775, 2015.
Taylor, K., Leong, C.M., and Amitay, M., "The Flow Field of a Dynamically Pitching Finite Span S809 Blade and it's Control," AIAA, p. 169, 2014.
Taylor, K., Leong, C.M., and Amitay, M., "Dynamic Load Control ona Finite Span Wind Turbine Blade Using Synthetic Jets, "AIAA, p. 894, 2012.
- Amitay, M. and Taylor, K., "Modular Active Structural Vibration Suppression for Wind Turbine Blades, Provisional Patent, 62/132,252, March 12, 2015.
- Taylor, K., Leong, C.M., and Amitay, M., "Performance Enhancement of a Wind Turbine Blade Using Synthetic Jets," APS Annual Meeting, Long Beach, CA, November 22, 2010.