University Windsor Centre for Engineering Innovation signs first tenants
Research group to study reducing noise and vibration in turbine blades.
The University of Windsor announced that Brüel & Kjær (B&K), a manufacturer of sound and vibration measurement apparatus, will become the first occupant of the university’s Centre for Engineering Innovation—the 300,000-sq. ft., $112 million engineering research facility, currently under construction on the university campus.
In the Centre’s phase one Industrial Courtyard, the Danish acoustic measurement company will establish the Wind and Renewable Energies Centre of Expertise (WRECE)—a research group to study turbine components durability and ways to reduce turbine noise below human hearing levels.
The agreement will bring $1.4 million in research equipment to WRECE under the direction of Colin Novak, assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical, Automotive and Materials Engineering.