Faculty Advisor

Savilonis, Brian James

Abstract

Energy extraction from the Kármán Vortex Street could serve as a viable alternative power source for remote water-based electrical applications. This project focused on creating a device utilizing thin- film piezoelectric transducers to generate hydropower on a pico- scale level. Testing resulted in a range of measured dominant frequencies, and an average power output of up to 100 nanowatts.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2018

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

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