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1. Theses

2. Articles in refereed publications

  • Lubitz, W. D., Lyons, M., Simmons, S. A Performance Model of Archimedes Screw Hydro Turbines with Variable Fill Level. J. Hydraulic Engineering. In-press June 2014.
  • Hakimi, R., Lubitz, W. D. Wind environment at a roof-mounted wind turbine on a peaked roof building. International Journal of Sustainable Energy. DOI:10.1080/14786451.2014.910516. 1-18. 2014.
  • Song, Q., Lubitz, W. BEM Simulation and Performance Analysis of a Small Wind Turbine Rotor. Wind Engineering. 37, (4), 381-400. 2013.
  • Corscadden, K., Lubitz, W., Thomson, A., McCabe, J. Investigation of Wake Effects on the Energy Production of Small Wind Turbines. Wind Engineering. 37, (2), 151-164. 2013.
  • Lubitz, W. D., Impact of ambient turbulence on performance of a small wind turbine, Renewable Energy (2012), http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2012.08.015
  • Nicol, R.W., Marchand, K., W.D. Lubtiz. Bioconversion of crude glycerol by fungi. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology DOI: 10.1007/s00253-012-3921-7. 2012.
  • Brunskill, A. W., Lubitz, W. D. A neural network shelter model for small wind turbine siting near single obstacles. Wind and Structures. 15, (1), 43-64. 2012.
  • Lubitz, W. D. Effect of Manual Tilt Adjustments on Incident Irradiance on Fixed and Tracking Solar Panels. Applied Energy. 88, 1710-1719. 2011.
  • McIntyre, J. H., Lubitz, W. D., Stiver, W. H. Local Wind-Energy Potential for the City of Guelph, Ontario (Canada). Renewable Energy. 36, 1437-1446. 2011.
  • Ziter, B., Lubitz, W. D. Predicting Hub-Height Wind Speed for Small Wind Turbine Performance Evaluation Using Tower-Mounted Cup Anemometers. Wind Engineering. 34 (6), 673-699. 2010.
  • Leidl, C., Lubitz, W. Modeling Implementation of Domestic Water Heating Technologies: A Case Study of Drain Water Heat Recovery and Solar Water Heating in the City of Guelph. Technology in Society. 31, 244-256. 2009.
  • Lubitz, W. D. Power Law Extrapolation of Wind Measurements for Predicting Wind Energy Production. Wind Engineering. 33 (3), 2009.
  • Lubitz, W. D., White, B. R. Wind Tunnel and Field Investigation of the Effect of Local Wind Direction on Speed-Up Over Hills. Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics. 2007 (95), pp. 639-661.
  • Gu, Z., Chen, X., Lubitz, W., Li, Y., Luo, W. Wind Tunnel Simulation of Exhaust Recirculation in an Air-Cooling System at a Large Power Plant. International Journal of Thermal Science. Vol. 46, pp. 308-317. 2007.

3. Other refereed contributions

4. Non-refereed contributions

  • Lubitz, W. D., Shomer, A. Wind Loads and Efficiency of a Diffuser-Augmented Wind Turbine (DAWT). CSME Intl. Congress. Toronto. June 1-4, 2014.
  • Lubitz, W. D. Gap Flow in Archimedes Screws. CSME Intl. Congress. Toronto. June 1-4, 2014.
  • Lamers, A., Lubitz, W. D., Nicol R. W. Characterization of Biodiesel Wash Water and the Potential for Microbial Remediation. 10th Agricultural Biotech. Intl. Conf. Saskatoon. Sep. 12-15, 2010.
  • Brunskill, A., Lubitz, W. Development of an Empirical Obstacle Wake Model for Small Wind Turbine Micrositing. AIAA-2010-1190. AIAA ASM, Orlando, USA. Jan. 4-7, 2010.
  • Ziter, B., Lubitz, W. Small Wind Turbine Performance Evaluation using Tower and Nacelle-Mounted Anemometers. AIAA-2010-1190. AIAA ASM, Orlando, USA. Jan. 4-7, 2010.
  • Brunskill, A., Lubitz, W. Development of a Software Tool for Small Wind Turbine Micrositing. Poster presented at CanWEA Annual Conference. Toronto. Sep. 20-23, 2009.
  • Ziter, B., Lubitz, W. Alternative Methods for Verifying Small Wind Turbine Power Performance. Poster presented at CanWEA Annual Conference. Toronto. Sep. 20-23, 2009.
  • Lubitz, W. D. Effects of Tower Shadowing on Anemometer Data. Paper, 11th Americas Conference on Wind Engineering. San Juan, PR, USA. Jun. 22-25, 2009.
  • Lamers, A., Lubitz, D., Nicol, R. Low Input Closed Loop Algae Culture as a Lipid Source for Biodiesel Conversion. Poster, Growing the Margins Conference. London, ON. Mar. 10-13, 2009.
  • Brunskill, A., Lubitz, W. Improved Siting Guidelines for Small Wind Turbines. Poster presented at CanWEA Annual Conference. Vancouver, BC. Oct. 19-22, 2008.
  • Ziter, B., Lubitz, W. Assessing Small Turbine Performance Through On-Site Power Curve Generation. Poster presented at CanWEA Annual Conference. Vancouver, BC. Oct. 19-22, 2008.
  • McIntyre, J. H., Lubitz, W. D., Stiver, W. H. Wind Energy Resource Assessment Using Wind Atlas and Meteorological Data for the City of Guelph, Canada. Proceedings of World Wind Energy Conference 2008, June 24 - 26. Kingston, ON, Canada.
  • Lubitz, W. D. Characterizing the Wind Climate Above a Barn Roof for a Small Wind Turbine. Presentation at Growing the Margins Conference 2008, April 2 - 5. London, ON, Canada.
  • Lubitz, W. D., Hakimi, R. Effect of Roof Slope on a Building Mounted Wind Turbine. AIAA Paper No. 2008-1325. Proc. AIAA/ASME Wind Energy Sym. 2008, Jan. 7 -10. Reno, NV, USA.
  • Lubitz, W. D. Rethinking the First Year Programming Course. Canadian Design Engineering Network (CDEN) Annual Conference. Winnipeg, Canada. July 22-24, 2007.
  • Lubitz, W. D. Assessing the Accuracy of Extrapolating Measured Wind Speeds Upwards. CanWEA Annual Conference, Winnipeg, Canada. Oct. 22-25, 2006.
  • Zack, J., Lubitz, D., et al. Wind Tunnel and Numerical Modeling of Wind Energy Generation at Altamont Pass. Poster. AWEA Windpower 2006 Proceedings. Pittsburgh, PA, USA. June 4-7, 2006.
  • Lubitz, W. D. Near Real Time Wind Energy Forecasting Incorporating Wind Tunnel Modeling. Dissertation, University of California, Davis. Sept. 2005.
  • Lubitz, W. D., White B. R. A Simple Method of Forecasting Wind Power Production at a Complex Terrain Site. Poster. AWEA Windpower 2005 Proceedings, Denver, CO, USA. May 15-18, 2005.
  • Lubitz, W. D. Atmospheric Boundary Layer Wind Tunnel Applications in Wind Turbine Siting. Proceedings of World Wind Energy Conference, Oct. 31 - Nov. 4, 2004. Beijing China.
  • Lubitz, W. D., White, B. R. Prediction of Wind Power Production Using Wind tunnel Data: A Component of A Wind Power Forecasting System. Poster. AWEA Global Windpower 2004 Proceedings. Chicago, IL, USA. Mar. 28 - 31, 2004.
  • Lubitz, W. Wind Anemometer Loan Program Protocol. California Wind Energy Collaborative Report #2003-004. Sept. 2003.
  • White, B. R., Lubitz, D. Final Report: A Wind Tunnel Study of Expected Wind Speeds Above the UCDMC South Davis Tower Roof Area. UC Davis Atmospheric Boundary Layer Wind Tunnel Facility Report. March 2003.
  • Lubitz, W. D. Applicability of the St. Venant Equations to Accelerating Open Channel Flows. Masters Report, University of California, Santa Barbara. March 2001.

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