Document Type

Honors Capstone Project

Date of Submission

Spring 5-1-2011

Capstone Advisor

Professor Mark N Glauser

Honors Reader

Professor Frederick J Carranti

Capstone Major

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Capstone College

Engineering and Computer Science

Audio/Visual Component

no

Capstone Prize Winner

no

Won Capstone Funding

no

Honors Categories

Sciences and Engineering

Subject Categories

Mechanical Engineering | Other Mechanical Engineering

Abstract

Our group at Syracuse University has been working under Professor Mark Glauser as part of a wind consortium with the University of Minnesota and United Technologies Research Group. Our component of this project will be to develop a system which can be imbedded in an airfoil which can increase the efficiency of the airfoil. Along with developing this “intelligent blade,” we will also be characterizing the affect our control system will have on aerodynamic noise. To accomplish these goals, Syracuse University’s anechoic jet facility was remodeled to incorporate a wind tunnel within which we could run our experiments. Upon the completion of the facility, calibration experiments were performed on the measurement devices which we are using in during our testing of the airfoil. Calibration data was collected from the force balance, upon which the airfoil is mounted, the pressure transducers which are embedded inside the airfoil. Still to be collected are the sound characteristics of our chamber when the facility is running. For the control system which we will be using to improve the airfoils efficiency, we are referencing past work done by Syracuse University Ph. D. students who have developed control systems and algorithms in the past.

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