Faculty Advisor

Albano, Leonard D.

Faculty Advisor

Tao, Mingjiang

Abstract

This project developed a framework to determine the feasibility of retrofitting a wind turbine onto a pre-existing structure. After an initial screening based on a set of criteria, the framework then analyzed candidate’s life cycle costs and structural effects on the building in order to determine a feasible turbine. The framework was then applied to the Gateway Park Phase II building to investigate the possibility of retrofitting a wind turbine.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

February 2013

Major

Civil Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Civil and Environmental Engineering

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