Advisor

Bhushan, Shanti

Committee Member

Askari, Omid

Committee Member

Singh, Prashant

Date of Degree

12-1-2020

Document Type

Graduate Thesis - Open Access

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Degree Name

Master of Science

College

James Worth Bagley College of Engineering

Abstract

The United Nations have declared the effects of climate change as the “defining issue of our time” (United Nations, 2019). As a result of increased industrialization in the last century to keep up with the demands of a growing global population, the global output of greenhouse emissions has rocketed, which is linked to the shifting and abnormal weather patterns of the planet. Electricity and heat production alone are attributed to generating 25% of greenhouse gas emissions (Edenhofer, et al.). To alleviate the increasing levels of carbon emission there is an effort to transition in green energy power generation sources like wind energy that is abundantly available in the midwestern United States. This study aims to implement the Blade Element Method derived modeling methods for predicting the performance of a wind turbine. The experimental results obtained from the MEXICO project is employed as the validation source for the research.

URI

https://hdl.handle.net/11668/20811

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