Faculty Advisor

Albano, Leonard D.

Faculty Advisor

Mathisen, Paul P.


The purpose of this project was to design and evaluate two different towers to support a prototypical wind turbine for a proposed wind farm to be located on Horseshoe Shoal, in Nantucket Sound. The design parameters, for each tower height, complied with two limit states approaches: an extreme 50-year storm event, and a more frequent 10-year event. An estimated range of costs for the construction and installation of the wind farm was determined and compared with an estimate of the generated income.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2003


Civil Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Civil and Environmental Engineering