Faculty Advisor

Emanuel, Alexander E.

Abstract

This project dwells on the implementation of an alternate configuration of a wind turbine for power generation purposes. Using the effects of magnetic repulsion, spiral shaped wind turbine blades will be fitted on a rod for stability during rotation and suspended on magnets as a replacement for ball bearings which are normally used on conventional wind turbines. Power will then be generated with an axial flux generator, which incorporates the use of permanent magnets and a set of coils. A SEPIC converter will then be used to regulate the varying voltage from the rectifier to output a steady DC voltage.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2009

Major

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

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