Listen to Broadwind Energy's Chief Engineer, Mark Wittak speak about steel wind towers versus concrete construction, as presented at AWEA WINDPOWER 2016 in New Orleans. You'll learn key engineering terms, pros and cons of stell vs. concrete, and much more.
Mark Wittak, Broadwind Energy Professional Bio:
Mark is the Director of Engineering at Broadwind Energy, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin. Specializing in “Designed for Manufacturing”, he brings 22 years of field experience in the mechanics of advanced materials and fatigue analysis relating to industrial manufacturing. His skills enable Broadwind Energy to respond to today’s manufacturing challenges with the latest-and-greatest materials and computational methods to maximize productivity and quality.
Prior to joining Broadwind, Mark was Director of R&D in the lawn care sector, focusing on Finite Element Analysis (FEA), and development of an innovative Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) program, along with Design of Experiments (DOE) using statistical analysis to calculate probability. He also served as Lead Engineer in the industrial power equipment industry, focusing on hydraulics and FEA. Furthermore, he was Mechanical Engineer for Generac in the power generation industry, focusing on the telecommunications market.