Faculty Advisor

Savilonis, Brian James

Faculty Advisor

Walker, Harold Webb

Faculty Advisor

O'Rourke, James P.

Abstract

As part of Sylvester Manor Educational Farm's efforts to renovate the Shelter Island Windmill, we were tasked with providing design recommendations for an electro-mechanical system that allowed the 210-year-old windmill to harness energy from the wind and convert it into electricity, while still allowing operation of the mechanical grist system. By utilizing the power coefficients of a four blade dutch windmill and the average wind conditions present on Shelter Island, NY, we were also able to determine the energy potential of the Shelter Island Windmill. Additionally, we built a 3 foot scale model of the windmill that included a representation of both the grist and electrical systems, which will serve as an educational tool for Sylvester Manor Educational Farm.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

2020-04-05

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

Advisor Department

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

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