Faculty Advisor

Tryggvason, Gretar

Abstract

Land based wind turbines are not used to their fullest potential due to the inconsistency of wind near the earth's surface. The goal was to determine if a structure could be designed and built to harness wind energy at high altitudes. Using a non-rigid airship, a design was created to lift wind turbines up to a desired height while still achieving a moderate power output.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2009

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

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