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Robynne Murray

Researcher III-Mechanical Engineering

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Robynne Murray is a research engineer working to develop and validate advanced composite manufacturing processes using novel materials for wind and marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) turbines. This includes hands-on composite manufacturing research in the Composites Manufacturing Education Technology facility at the National Wind Technology Center, as well as techno-economic modeling and design code development for composite components. Her background includes structural and hydrodynamic blade design for wind and MHK turbine blades, as well as experimental research validation in both structural and hydrodynamic testing facilities. She received her Ph.D. from Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, and in 2016 became part of the prestigious Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada Postdoctoral Fellowship.

Featured Publications

Added-mass effects on a horizontal-axis tidal turbine using FAST v8, Renewable Energy (2018)

Techno-Economic Analysis of a Megawatt-Scale Thermoplastic Resin Wind Turbine Blade, Renewable Energy (2018)

Towing tank testing of passively adaptive composite tidal turbine blades and comparison to design tool, Renewable Energy (2018)

Predicting Cavitation on Marine and Hydrokinetic Turbine Blades with AeroDyn V15.04, NREL Technical Report (2017)

Development and initial application of a blade design methodology for overspeed power-regulated tidal turbines, International Journal of Marine Energy (2016)

Passively adaptive tidal turbine blades: Design tool development and initial verification, International Journal of Marine Energy (2016)

Tow-tank testing of a 1/20th scale horizontal axis tidal turbine with uncertainty analysis, International Journal of Marine Energy (2015)

Finite element modeling and effects of material uncertainties in a composite laminate with bend-twist coupling, Composite Structures (2015)

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