Unrestrained Energy Harvesting Floating Vessel Optimized Energy Absorption

crookedjourneyMechanics

Oct 24, 2013 (3 years and 9 months ago)

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Unrestrained Energy
Harvesting

Floating
Vessel

Optimized Energy
Absorption


Team Members:
Armanj

Hasanyan, Eric McDowell, Duncan
Hall, John Scanlon, Jacob Montgomery

Advisors: Dr. Muhammad Hajj and Dr.
Abdessattar

Abdelkefi

The goal
of this project is to design a bio
-
inspired
energy harvesting device based on principles of
fluid mechanics in order to power oceanographic
sensors. We aim to prove our design concept of
harvesting energy by using piezoelectric material
in the Norris Hall Wind Tunnel. We are currently
working on making our energy harvester more
efficient

and finalizing our design specifications.

Deliverables:


Proof of concept that our design can harvest
energy


Create computational model of piezoelectric
setup


Create CAD model


Plots of data from wind tunnel testing


Publish two journal articles related to our
design