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Office: Khoury Hall 106
E-mail: slarwood@pacific.edu


Mechanical Engineering
Khoury Hall 103
Wanda Marshall
Administrative Assistant
School of Engineering & Computer Science
3601 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, CA 95211

Scott Larwood

Academic Background

B.S., Aeronautical Engineering, California Polytechnic State University, 1988
M.S., Aeronautics and Astronautics, Stanford University, 1993
Ph.D., Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering, University California Davis, 2009 

Teaching Interests

Engineering Mechanics: Statics and Dynamics
Fluid Mechanics
Mechanics of Materials

Research Interests

Structural Testing for Wind Turbine Applications 
Wind Turbine Structural Dynamics
Wind Energy Permitting Issues
Wind Turbine Rotor Fragment Risk

Selected Publications


  1. "Dynamic analysis tool development for swept wind turbine blades", S. Larwood and C.P. van Dam. Wind Energy, Vol. 16, No. 6, September 2013.

  2. "Strength Testing an Embedded Sensor Blade Bolt for Wind Turbine Applications," presented at WINDPOWER 2013, 7 May 2013, Chicago, IL.

  3. "Wind Power for Farm and Food Processing," C. P. van Dam, Henry Shiu, Scott Johson, Scott Larwood.  In the Encyclopedia of Agricultural, Food, and Biological Engineering, Second Edition.  Taylor & Francis, February 2013.

  4. "Balancing fatigue damage and turbine performance through innovative pitch control algorithm," S. Johnson, S. Larwood, G. McNerney, C.P. van Dam.  Wind Energy, Vol. 15, No. 5, July 2012.

  5. "Permitting Setback Requirements for Wind Turbines in California." CEC-500-2005-184. Davis, CA; California Wind Energy Collaborative, November 2006; 80 p.

  6. "Swept Wind Turbine Blade Aeroelastic Modeling for Loads and Dynamic Behavior," Windpower 2006, 4-7 June 2006, Pittsburgh, PA, 4-7 June 2006: 17 p

  7. "FAA Obstruction Lighting Standards for Wind Energy Plants." CEC-500-2005-180. Davis, CA; California Wind Energy Collaborative, December 2005; 30 p. See also FAA report for further information.

  8. "Controlled Velocity Testing of an 8-kW Wind Turbine". AWEA Windpower 2001, Washington, D.C., June 4-7, 2001. NREL/CP-500-30299. Golden, CO; National Renewable Energy Laboratory; 17 p.

  9. "Wind Turbine Wake Measurements in the Operating Region of a Tail Vane." A Collection of the 2001 ASME Wind Energy Symposium Technical Papers Presented at the 39th American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Reno, NV, 8-11 January 2001. NREL/CP-500-29132. Golden, CO; National Renewable Energy Laboratory; 10 p.