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Engineering Project: Max Power

Figure from experiment 9 from Wind Energy Explorations


Wind turbines are constantly being redesigned to incorporate new technology and research. The intended use of the turbine also plays a large role in determining the final design, because using wind to pump water requires a different types of blade than using wind to produce electrical power.

In this project, you will construct two different wind turbines. One turbine will be designed to lift nine washers in the fastest time. The other turbine will be designed to produce the most electrical energy in 30 seconds.

Sensors and Equipment

This experiment features the following Vernier sensors and equipment.

Additional Requirements

Graphical Analysis 4

Wind Energy Explorations

See other experiments from the lab book.

1Energy Transformation
2Measuring Wind Energy
3Exploring Wind Turbines
4Wind Turbines: Effect of Load
5Blade Variable: Pitch
6Blade Variable: Quantity
7Blade Variable: Area
8Blade Variable: Shape
9Engineering Project: Max Power

Experiment 9 from Wind Energy Explorations Lab Book

<i>Wind Energy Explorations</i> book cover

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