Olinger, David J.
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.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Major Qualifying Project
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