Wind Energy Challenge

Turbine inside wind tunnel Turbines outside wind tunnel
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The introduction is on Wind Energy and renewable power sources. A Scientific Investigation is then carried out to maximise the potential power output of a wind turbine. Working in teams of four the students design then build a model wind turbine that is tested in a 1mx1mx2.5m wind tunnel. The angle and number of blades are tested against power output. Students keep the model they have made. If sufficient time, each team make a short presentation on their results, conclusions and other areas they could investigate. The shorter time is based on my providing pre made turbine towers.