Wind Turbine Presentation

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Wind turbines
Presented by Mr. Doig
Energy Classification
Renewable Energy
•Solar
•Hydro
•Wind
Non Renewable Energy
•Coal
•Oil
•Natural gas
•Nuclear
Source: Ontario Power Generation
http://www.opg.com
Wind Turbine Designs
All images taken from Google Images
Charles Brush Wind Turbine
Traditional Design
Broadstar Wind Turbine
Loopwing Design
Highway Wind Turbine
Wind Farm in Palm Springs, CA
Off Shore Wind Farm
The science of it all...
Experiment
• Control variables
• Independent variable
• Dependent variable
Design contest
• Challengers try to optimize
all variables (within certain
parameters) to achieve the
best results for the target
quantity
The Challenge
• Within the remaining time, you and your
group are to design a set of blades to
complete a wind turbine to harness the most
amount of wind energy.
Materials
• Masking tape
• Wooden dowels
• Cardboard
Parameters
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Only use the permitted materials
Everyone uses the same wind source
The wind source will be a fixed distance away
You must use the dowels to attach your blades
to the rotor
• You can have 1 – 12 blades
Testing your results
• Once you attach your blades to complete the
turbine, your output voltage will be measured
using a multimeter. Your goal is to have the
highest reading.
The Challenge
• Within the remaining time,
you and your group are to
design a set of blades to
complete a wind turbine to
harness the most amount of
wind energy.
Materials
• Masking tape
• Wooden dowels
• Cardboard
Parameters
Testing your results
• Only use the permitted materials
• Everyone uses the same wind
source
• The wind source will be a fixed
distance away
• You must use the dowels to
attach your blades to the rotor
• You can have 1 – 12 blades
•Once you attach your blades to
complete the turbine, your output
voltage will be measured using a
multimeter. Your goal is to have the
highest reading.
Location During the Day
Titan Hall
Period 2
Period 3
Period 4
Double Gym Cafeteria
Group A
Group B
Group C
Group C
Group A
Group B
Group B
Group C
Group A
Group Designations
•
Group A
You are going to Titan Hall if your period 2
teacher is:
Ms. Brimner
Ms. Barton
Ms. Dixon
Ms. D’Silva
Ms. Gupta
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•
Group B
You are going to the Double Gym if your
period 2 teacher is:
Mr. Heffernan
Mr. Koskins
Mr. Hoyt
Mr. Pietersen
Ms. Olajos
Group C
You are staying in the cafeteria if your
period 2 teacher is:
Ms. Wilkins
Ms. Sadar
Ms. Frohlich
Mr. Radulovich
Mr. Soto
…others
Attendance will be taken
throughout the day. Be
sure you are in the
correct location

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