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Wind Harvesting via Vortex Induced Vibration

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The purpose of this project was to develop a compact device that can transform wind energy into electrical energy using the concept of vortex shedding. Calibrated vortex shedding induced resonant oscillation. This team designed and built a small-scale prototype to test in WPI’s wind tunnel. The results demonstrated a potential for vortex induced vibration to be utilized with wind to create electricity. Difficulties arose from the low density of air compared to other fluid mediums, such as water.

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  • E-project-042914-113529
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  • 2014
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  • 2014-04-29
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  • Worcester
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