Michael F. Howland

Ph.D. Candidate
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Stanford University

I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University under the advisorship of Profs. John O. Dabiri and Sanjiva K. Lele. My research focuses on the improvement of renewable energy systems through the study of fluid mechanics, optimization, and computational science.

Education

  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University | In progress
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University | 2018
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University | 2016

Publications

[10] "Dependence of small-scale energetics on large scales in turbulent flows,"
Howland MF, Xiang XIA. 2018. [Article, pdf]
[9] "Influence of the horizontal component of Earth’s rotation on wind turbine wakes,"
Howland MF, Ghate A, Lele SK. 2018. [Conference Paper, pdf]
[8] "Implication of Taylor’s hypothesis on measuring flow modulation,"
Xiang XIA, Howland MF. 2018. [Article, pdf]
[7] "Dependence of small-scale energetics on large scales in wall-bounded flows,"
Howland MF, Xiang XIA. 2017. [CTR Brief, pdf]
[6] "Optimal control of a single leg hopper by Liouvillian system reduction,"
Slade P, Powell S, Howland MF. 2017. [arXiv, pdf]
[5] "Measurement of unsteady loading and power output variability in a micro wind farm model in a wind tunnel,"
Bossuyt J, Howland MF, Meneveau C, Meyers J. 2017. [Article, pdf]
[4] "Wind tunnel study of the power output spectrum in a micro wind farm,"
Bossuyt J, Howland MF, Meneveau C, Meyers J. 2016. [Conference Paper, pdf]
[3] "Wake structure in actuator disk models of wind turbines in yaw under uniform inflow conditions,"
Howland MF, Bossuyt J, Martínez-Tossas LA, Meyers J, Meneveau C. 2016.
[Article, pdf]
[2] "Measuring power output intermittency and unsteady loading in a micro wind farm model,"
Bossuyt J, Howland MF, Meneveau C, Meyers J. 2016. [Conference Paper, pdf]
[1] "Assessing the impact of power rate limitation based wind control strategy,"
Howland MF, Krishnan V, Brown N, McCalley J. 2014. [Conference Paper, pdf]

Presentations

[12] "Data-driven yaw optimization of a full-scale 60 MW wind farm," ​APS-DFD, Atlanta, GA (2018)​. Platform talk.
[11] "Influence of the horizontal component of Earth’s rotation on wind turbine wakes," ​The Science of Making Torque from Wind (TORQUE), Milan, Italy (2018)​. Platform talk.
[10] "Influence of the Coriolis force on wind turbine wakes." ​Thermal and Fluid Science Affiliates Conference (TFSA), Stanford, CA (2018)​. Poster.
[9] "Implication of Taylor’s hypothesis on amplitude modulation," ​APS-DFD, Denver, CO (2017)​. Platform talk.
[8] "Wind tunnel measurements of wake structure and wind farm power for actuator disk model wind turbines in yaw," ​APS-DFD, Portland, OR (2016)​. Platform talk.
[7] "Prediction of wall shear-stress fluctuations in wall-modeled large-eddy simulation," ​APS-DFD, Portland, OR (2016)​. Co-author, platform talk.
[6] "Wind tunnel measurements of a large wind farm model approaching the infinite wind farm regime," ​APS-DFD, Portland, OR (2016)​. Co-author, platform talk.
[5] "Studying Wake Deflection of Wind Turbines in Yaw Using Drag Disk Experiments and Actuator Disk Modeling in LES," ​APS-DFD, Boston, MA (2015). Platform talk.
[4] "Wind tunnel measurements of the power output variability and unsteady loading in a micro wind farm model," ​APS-DFD, Boston, MA (2015)​. Co-author, platform talk.
[3] "Studying Wake Deflection of Wind Turbines in Yaw Using Drag Disk Experiments and Actuator Disk Modeling in LES," WINDINSPIRE (NSF-PIRE grant) Virtual Meeting​ (2015). Platform talk.
[2] "Studying Wake Deflection of Wind Turbines in Yaw Using Drag Disk Experiments and Actuator Line Modeling," WindFarms, Leuven, Belgium (2015). Platform talk, poster.
[1] "Assessing the impact of power rate limitation based wind control strategy,"
2014 IEEE PES T&D Conference and Exposition, Chicago, IL (2014)​. Poster.

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