Improved Airfoils for Contra-Rotating Wind Turbines

The intern will contribute towards the design and modeling of an improved air foil for a novel wind turbine that employs two sets of contra-rotating blades. An analysis of blade strength will also be performed for a blade design suitable for volume manufacturing, developed in conjunction with company suppliers. The results of the modeling and analysis will be validated in a field trial at the company's test facility, as time permits. The improved air foil will increase power output and reduce manufacturing cost and payback period for the wind turbine.

Intern: 
Adam Carreau
Faculty Supervisor: 
Dr. Bjarni Tryggvason
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Ontario
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