Faculty Advisor

Linn, Anthony B.

Abstract

This project investigates the concept of a compound hydrokinetic turbine, a device that can extract energy from flowing fluids such as ocean currents, channels or rivers. The compound turbine operates without delivering a reaction force to its supporting structure or mooring. Conceptually the device could also operate in air and thus be an alternative configuration to the conventional wind turbine. Also reviewed is availability of energy from ocean currents, the performance of airfoils developed for wind turbine use in water rather than air and various systems for mooring hydrokinetic devices in deep water.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2015

Major

Aerospace Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

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