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First Advisor

Kent Rismiller

Second Advisor

Brian Savilonis

Date

2011

Abstract

The purpose of this research is to examine the potential advantages and issues of implementing a recent development in small hydrokinetic power known as Vortex Induced Vibrations for Aquatic Clean Energy (VIVACE). The objective of this project is to investigate whether VIVACE hydrokinetic energy systems are capable of powering towns, as well as being low impact, cost effective power generators. The analysis in this research includes 1) a review of VIVACE technology, 2) energy estimates for the (test) region of Barcelos, Brazil in the Amazon, 3) calculations per kilowatt hour generated by a VIVACE system for the Barcelos region.

Keywords

Power the World

Disciplines

Architecture | Arts and Humanities | Business | Education | Engineering | Life Sciences | Medicine and Health Sciences | Social and Behavioral Sciences

Language

English

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Rights

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 License

Course

Great Problems Seminar

Program

Great Problems Seminar

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