Concrete being tested for taller wind turbines

05/16/2013 | Republic (Columbus, Ind.), The

Precast panels and columns of ultra-high strength concrete are being used by engineers at Iowa State University to design taller wind turbines to better withstand stresses. If successful, the concrete turbines would be easier to ship and last longer than their steel counterparts, said Sri Sritharan, an engineering professor at the university.

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