Faculty Advisor

Olinger, David J.

Abstract

The goal of this project was to design and build an aerodynamic thrust disk and spinning rotor for a 100:1 scale model of tension leg platform and spar buoy floating wind turbines. This report outlines the steps taken to design the thrust disk, rotor, and also a hybrid water turbine design system. The rotor and thrust disk built were tested in Alden Labs in Holden, MA under operating conditions.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2012

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Major

Aerospace Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

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