Faculty Advisor

Looft, Fred J.

Faculty Advisor

Savilonis, Brian James

Abstract

The Propagating Wave Turbine Project focused on the design, construction, and verification of an energy generation system that converted shaft rotation into electrical energy. A maximum power point tracking system created the optimal load profile between the voltage and current produced by an electromechanical generator. A sensor system was developed to measure power generator and transformation characteristics. A nacelle was designed and built to hold the components and connect to a Propagating Wave Turbine built by a separate project team. Operation was successful, but the shaft speeds of the wave turbine and generator were not compatible. Recommendations are provided for improvement in energy conversion.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2016

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Major

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Major

Robotics Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

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