John Arimond

S.M., Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1984

A.B., Applied Mechanics, Magna Cum Laude, Harvard, 1982

Areas of focus: Wind Blade Testing and Reliability, Wind Turbine Design and Control

John Arimond is responsible for:

  • Building wind blade testing capabilities and leading an accredited IEC 61400-23 blade testing program
  • Leading the successful handling and static testing of blades up to 56m in 2014
  • Leading the design, installation, and startup of ground-reaction fatigue testing equipment in 2015
  • Hiring a graduate student to develop advances in wind blade fatigue testing
  • Applying advanced NDT techniques to wind blade inspection, including ultrasound, acoustic emission, and digital image correlation
  • Developing blade inspection and repair knowhow, as well as planning continued development of inspection and structural refurbishment methods
  • Managing a variety of other design and testing activities in the 100,000 ft2 UMaine Composites Center, including fatigue and static testing to failure of wind blade components and substructures

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