Student Work

 

An Electro-Mechanical, Wind Energy System Design for the Historic Shelter Island Windmill Public

Downloadable Content

Download PDF

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 ft 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.

Creator
Publisher
Identifier
  • E-project-051520-142626
Advisor
Year
  • 2020
Sponsor
Date created
  • 2020-05-15
Resource type
Major
Rights statement
License

Relationships

In Collection:

Items

Permanent link to this page: https://digital.wpi.edu/show/w9505285m