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Mechanical Engineering
Khoury Hall 103
Stacey Nunes
Administrative Assistant
School of Engineering and Computer Science
3601 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, CA 95211

Scott Larwood

Associate Professor


Phone: 209.946.3080

Office Location

Khoury 106


Ph.D., Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering, University of California, Davis, 2009

M.S., Aeronautics and Astronautics, Stanford University, 1993

B.S. Aeronautical Engineering, California Polytechnic State University, 1988

Engineering Mechanics:  Statics and Dynamics
Fluid Mechanics
Mechanics of Materials
Systems Analysis and Controls


Wind turbine blades with sweep
Wind turbine rotor fragment risk
Wind turbine rotor-tower interaction

  1. "Flutter of Variations on a 5 MW Swept Wind Turbine Blade," S. Larwood.  Journal of Solar Energy Engineering, Vol. 138, No. 2, 2016.

  2. "Prediction and Alleviation of Flutter in Swept Wind Turbine Blades", S. Larwood, presented at the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics SciTech Forum 2015 in Kissimmee, FL, 5-9 January 2015.

  3. "Wind turbine rotor fragments: impact probability and setback evaluaton", S. Larwood and C.P. van Dam.  Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy, Vol. 17, No. 2, 2015.

  4. "Design Studies of Swept Wind Turbine Blades", S. Larwood, C.P. van Dam, and D. Schow.  Renewable Energy, Vol. 71, 2014.

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

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

  7. "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.

  8. "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

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

  10. "Comparison of upwind and downwind operation of the NREL Phase VI Experiment''  S. Larwood, R. Chow. Torque 2016- The Science of Making Torque from the Wind, October 5-7, 2016, Munich, Germany.