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Recent Publications

  • W. Tian, A. Ozbay, and H. Hu, “A wind tunnel study of wind loads on a model wind turbine in atmospheric boundary layer winds", Journal of Fluids and Structures, Vol. 85, pp17-26, 2019.
  • W. Tian, A. Ozbay, and H. Hu, “An experimental investigation on the aeromechanics and wake interferences of wind turbines sited over complex terrain". Journal of Wind Engineering & Industrial Aerodynamics, Vol.172, pp379-394, 2018.
  • ZY Wang, W. Tian, A. Ozbay and H. Hu, “An Experimental Study on the Aerodynamic Performances and Wake Characteristics of an Innovative Dual-Rotor Wind Turbine", Energy, Vol. 147, pp94-109, 2018.
  • Tian, A. Ozbay and H. Hu, “An Experimental Investigation on the Wake Interference Among Wind Turbines Sited in Aligned and Staggered Wind Farms”. Wind Energy, Vol. 21, No. 2, pp100-114, 2018
  • Tian, A. Ozbay, XD Wang, and H. Hu, “Experimental investigation on the wake interference among wind turbines sited in atmospheric boundary layer winds". Acta Mechanica Sinica, Vol. 33, No.4,pp742–753, Springer, 2017
  • Wang. W Tian, A. Ozbay, A. Sharma and H. Hu, “An Experimental Study on the Aeromechanics and Wake Characteristics of a Novel Twin‐Rotor Wind Turbine in a Turbulent Boundary Layer Flow", Experiments in Fluids, 57:150 (17 pages), 2016
  • Ozbay, W. Tian and H. Hu, “An Experimental Investigation On The Wake Characteristics and Aeromechanics of Dual-Rotor Wind Turbines", ASME Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power, Vol.138, No.4, 042602 (15 pages).


  • Iowa State University, 2012 -2014 Aerospace Engineering (Ph.D.)
  • Iowa State University, 2009-2012 Aerospace Engineering (M.S.)
  • Middle East Technical University, 2003-2009 Aerospace Engineering (B.S.)


Renewable energy, wind turbine aeromechanics and wind farm optimization, low-speed aerodynamics, wind tunnel testing, vortex flow dynamics, Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) and flow-structure interactions

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