Faculty Advisor

Savilonis, Brian James

Abstract

A potential exists to harness energy from the fluid flow phenomenon of vortex induced vibration. A mathematical model was created to predict the mechanical power of elastically mounted PVC cylinders in an open channel flow tank. The experiment tested cylinder behavior over a range of 5E3

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2011

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

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