Faculty Advisor

Savilonis, Brian James

Abstract

The purpose of this project was to develop a compact device that can transform wind energy into electrical energy using the concept of vortex shedding. Calibrated vortex shedding induced resonant oscillation. This team designed and built a small-scale prototype to test in WPI’s wind tunnel. The results demonstrated a potential for vortex induced vibration to be utilized with wind to create electricity. Difficulties arose from the low density of air compared to other fluid mediums, such as water.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2014

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

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