Faculty Advisor

Savilonis, Brian James

Abstract

This project involved the design, manufacture, and testing of a novel water energy harvesting device. Through the use of a bio-mimetic ribbon fin, the device extracted power from flowing water with a competitive efficiency. Intended for use in tidal streams or rivers, this technology is suited for small hydro installations, with the potential for scaling to higher capacity generation.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2015

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

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