Tom Ashwill

Tom Ashwill

Principal Member of Technical Staff, Sandia National Laboratories

Wind Energy Research at Sandia National Laboratories

Employment

  • Employed at Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico for 25 years
  • Current position is Principal Member of Technical Staff
  • Have worked in Wind Energy Technology Department since 1984 performing research in the following areas of wind technology development:
    • Vertical and horizontal axis turbines
    • New concepts for blades including prototype development
    • Low Wind Turbine Technologies (LWST)
    • Offshore wind turbines
    • Structural/mechanical modeling, design and analysis
    • Fatigue analysis
    • Blade manufacturing
    • Material characterization and advance material implementation
    • Field and laboratory testing

Education

  • M.S.C.E. from University of New Mexico in 1976

Certification:

  • Professional Engineer in State of New Mexico since 1980
    • Civil Engineering
    • Structural Engineering

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