American Journal of Mechanical Engineering
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American Journal of Mechanical Engineering. 2018, 6(1), 1-5
DOI: 10.12691/ajme-6-1-1
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Vertical Axis Windmill

John Holbert1, Amal Jacob1, Nick Peters1 and Zack Sternberg1,

1Kennesaw State University, United States

Pub. Date: January 04, 2018

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John Holbert, Amal Jacob, Nick Peters and Zack Sternberg. Vertical Axis Windmill. American Journal of Mechanical Engineering. 2018; 6(1):1-5. doi: 10.12691/ajme-6-1-1


Engineers and environmentalists are pursuing the utilization of renewable energy in lieu of ever the increasing demands for electricity. Our generation has inherited the charge for finding a solution to society’s growing needs. Capturing wind energy was first conceptualized in 1888 by Charles. F. Brush, and has evolved into large scale wind turbines and generators known today. However, a small scale system for exploiting wind energy has eluded mass production, when it could realistically be implemented into our everyday lives. Through our daily tasks, society loses kinetic energy to the environment; a small scale wind turbine will streamline energy efficiency from a renewable source. Our goal is to design a propeller that will suit an aesthetic residential sized wind turbine that will perform well in a non-commercial environment and be easy to expand to a whole system.

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