Faculty Advisor

Savilonis, Brian James

Abstract

The aim of this project was to design and construct a wind pump that is able to provide water to a rural third world village. This was achieved by using a Savonius-Darrieus turbine connected to a rope pump in order to create a system that was robust and easy to construct in a low-technology area. The pump proved to be a cost-effective, low technology method of pumping clean water.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2013

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

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