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Use of FDM in an undergraduate student project:design, build and test a model wind turbine

Widden, Martin and Gunn, Kester and Rennie, Allan (2010) Use of FDM in an undergraduate student project:design, build and test a model wind turbine. In: 3rd International Conference on Additive Technologies (iCAT 2010); DAAAM Specialized Conference. DAAAM International. ISBN 978-3-901509-75-9

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Most undergraduate practicals at Lancaster University, UK, take the form of short projects. These give students the opportunity to make design decisions, to observe directly the consequences of these decisions, and to compare the performance of the item with the original design specification. Students are motivated more strongly by these projects than they are by standard labs where they only have to take measurements. Using ALM techniques provides an opportunity to extend the scope of these projects. This paper describes one such project: to design, build and test a model wind turbine. Use of fused-deposition modelling (FDM) has much improved the accuracy and performance of the turbine blades that students can produce, and has increased the educational value of the project.

Item Type: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings
Uncontrolled Keywords: Engineering Education ; FDM ; Aerofoil
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Engineering
ID Code: 50514
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 27 Oct 2011 13:10
Refereed?: No
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2014 06:00
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