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A feasibility study of oscillating-wing power generators /

by Lindsey, Keon.

Abstract (Summary)
Mankind is continually searching for new sources of energy or methods to harness known sources. Recently, renewable and zero-pollution energy supplies are of great interest. Consequently, power generation from a fluttering wing is studied numerically and experimentally. Previous studies have suggested that an oscillating-wing used to extract energy from a fluid flow could deliver power comparable to windmills. Several studies are examined. An oscillating-wing power generator is designed and tested. The experimental results are compared with numerical predictions. Finally, commercial applications of the "environmentally friendly" oscillating-wing generator are investigated.
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School:The United States Naval Postgraduate School

School Location:USA - California

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:oscillating wings aerodynamics flutter electric power production

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