David Wood

Professor

Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

Schulich Endowment

PhD - Aeronautics

London University, 1980

MEngSc - Mechanical Engineering

Sydney University, 1976

BE - Mechanical Engineering

Sydney University, 1974

Contact information

Phone

Office: 403.220.3637

Web presence

Personal website

Location

Mechanical Engineering Building: MEB211

Office hours

Monday, 3 - 5 pm
Tuesday, 2 - 4 pm

Courses

Alternative Energy Systems (ENEE 575)

Physical Fluid Dynamics (ENME 603)

Wind Energy (ENME 619


Preferred method of communication

Email


Research

Research areas

  • Energy engineering
  • Renewable energy

Research activities

Renewable energy, primarily wind turbine aerodynamics, wind resource assessment, wind farm condition monitoring and renewable energy integration

Cross appointments and affiliations:


Biography

I graduated from Sydney University with bachelor's and master's degrees in mechanical engineering and I hold a PhD in aeronautics from Imperial College, London. I spent over 20 years as an academic at the University of Newcastle, Australia with a break of one year working at NASA Ames Research Center, California. In 2005 I left the university to set up my own business in wind energy and continued in this until 2010 when I became the NSERC/ENMAX Industrial Research Chair in Renewable Energy at Calgary in 2010. That position lasted until 2017. I am currently the Schulich Chair in Renewable Energy and a director of the Wind Energy Institute of Canada. I am also an editor for three research journals in renewable energy.


Publications

Selected recent publications                                                                          

Adhikari, R., Wood, D. (2018). The Design of High Efficiency Crossflow Hydro Turbines: A Review and Extension. Energies, 11(2), 267.

Medd, A., Wood, D.H. (2018) Small Wind Turbine Performance Assessment for Canada, in L. Battisti and M. Ricci (eds) Wind Energy Exploitation in Urban Environment. TUrbWind 2017 Colloquium, Springer.

Antonio, O.L.C., Wood, D.H. (2018) Measurements of Semi-Urban Gust Factors for Wind Load Determination, in L. Battisti and M. Ricci (eds) Wind Energy Exploitation in Urban Environment. TUrbWind 2017 Colloquium, Springer.

M.A. Mohammad, M. Sherry, D.H. Wood, RJ. Martinuzzi (2018) Measurements to Assess Simple RANS Model Behaviour in Stagnating Flow, International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow, 70: 226-236.

Wood, D.H. (2018) Application of extended vortex theory for blade element analysis of horizontal-axis wind turbines, Renewable Energy. 121: 188-194.

A. Hemmati, D. H. Wood, R. J. Martinuzzi (2018) On simulating the flow past a normal thin flat plate,  Journal of Wind Engineering & Industrial Aerodynamics. 174: 170-187.

Adhikari, R., Wood, D. (2018). Computational Analysis of Part-load Flow Control for Crossflow Hydro-turbines, Energy for Sustainable Development, 45: 38-45.

D.H. Wood (2018) The Second Curvature Correction for Straight Segment Models of Periodic Vortex Wakes, Wind Energy Science 3: 345-352.

J.R.P. Vaz & D.H. Wood. (2018). The effect of diffuser efficiency on wind turbine performance. Renewable Energy. 126: 969-977.

Limacher, E., Morton, C., & Wood, D. (2018). On the calculation of force from PIV data using the generalized added-mass and circulatory force decomposition, Experiments in Fluids (to appear).

M. Tadie Fogaing ,H. Gordon, C. F. Lange D. H. Wood, B. A. Fleck (2018) A review of wind energy resource assessment in the urban environment, to appear in Advances in Sustainable Energy, D.S. Ting & R. Carriveau (eds), Springer.

Abolfazl Pourrajabian, Maziar Dehghan, Adeel Javed, David Wood. (2018). Choosing an appropriate timber for a small wind turbine blade: a comparative study. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 100, 1-8.

Wood, D.H. (2018) Helical vortex theory and wind turbine aerodynamics, to appear in Proc. Mathematics in Industry Forum, Hawaii, 2017, Springer.

Sanati, H., Wood, D.H., Sun, Q. (2018) Condition monitoring of wind turbine blades using active and passive thermography, Applied Sciences 8, 2004; doi:10.3390/app8102004.                                                                               

Hemmati, A., Wood, D.H., Martinuzzi, R.J. (2018) Wake dynamics and surface pressure variations on two dimensional normal at plates, Physics of Fluids (submitted).

Adhikari, R.C., Wood, D.H. (2018) Computational Analysis of a Double-nozzle Crossflow Turbine, Renewable Energy (to appear).

Hemmati, A., Wood, D.H., Martinuzzi, R.J. (2018) Wake dynamics and surface pressure variations on two dimensional normal flat plates, Physical Review, Fluids (submitted).


Awards

Select awards

  • 2015 – Environment and Sustainability Award, APEGA
  • 2015 – University of Calgary Peak Scholar