The goal of the project is to design an optimal model for a horizontal wind turbine to generate [login to view URL] is a miniaturized mimic of those in a farm located in Bismark, ND where the annual average wind speed is reported as 20 m/[login to view URL] will design and 3D print the turbine, test compete for best design.
The turbine consists of 3 blades assembled to one hub. The blades and hub are to be printed separately, and the blades should be assembled onto the hub without using tape or glue.
The maximum dimension of each blade is 10 inches in length, 1.8 inches in thickness.
The Dimensions for the shaft of the motor are: 11 x 4mm / 0.433 x 0.1575in (L*D) with 10 x 0.5mm / 0.39 * 0.017inches flat cut off.
The diameter and thickness of the hub should be <= 2 inches. The assembly onto the motor is part of your designs.
Meanwhile, the blades and hub should be as light as possible (in other words, as minimum material as possible).
Students should use Solidwork to design the 3D model of the turbine blade, and use 3D printer to fabricate the blades and hub.