Faculty Advisor

Albano, Leonard D.

Abstract

This project examined the design of a land-based wind turbine considering various alternatives including soil and foundation type, turbine size and type, tower design, type of site, and wind speeds. In addition, a cost analysis of the chosen wind turbine design was completed. An integrated design sheet was produced for the development of a wind turbine. Once the primary factors in the design of a land-based turbine were determined, the implications for an offshore turbine were investigated. Based on research and the cost and structural analyses, conclusions and recommendations for appropriate designs were established.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2010

Major

Civil Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Civil and Environmental Engineering

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