This project is focused on development of an energy generator, which converts rotary or translational mechanical motions to electrical energy. The generator is called Nonlinear Rotary Translational Energy Harvester (NRTEH). Large NRTEHs can be used in vessels to generate kilowatts of power from ocean waves. Smaller NRTEH can be placed inside the wind turbine blades to generate power from rotation of the blades. The generated power can be used in several mechanisms to enhance the lifetime of the blades and their efficiency.
Disciplines: Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering
Student Skill-Set Needed: Mechanical Design and Fabrication + motivation.
Compensation: Academic Credit
Available: Fall, Spring, Summer
For further information on this opportunity, or to apply, contact:
Faculty Member: M. Amin Karami
Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Mechanical And Aerospace Engineering
Office: 1012 Furnas Hall