Title

Portable Hydro Power

Presenter Information

Teagan Wrest

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Location

SURC Ballroom C/D

Start Date

16-5-2013

End Date

16-5-2013

Abstract

This project involves designing and developing a portable hydropower turbine that can optimize the natural kinetic energy of a river or water source. The motivation for this project came from the lack of readily available power in the wilderness. Therefore, an implement was need that essentially should: 1) convert the kinetic energy of a river to power; 2) be able to store the converted power; and 3) distribute the converted power at the correct electrical energy needed so that ultimately a cell phone can be charged. Consequently, an implement was designed and constructed that has a maximum weight less than 35 pounts, contains components that easily disassemble (time limit 10 minutes), is water proof for a minimum of two hours, and is made of components that are durable. The theoretical and the real-world application are discussed.

Poster Number

5

Faculty Mentor(s)

Charles Pringle

Additional Mentoring Department

Industrial and Engineering Technology

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Portable Hydro Power

SURC Ballroom C/D

This project involves designing and developing a portable hydropower turbine that can optimize the natural kinetic energy of a river or water source. The motivation for this project came from the lack of readily available power in the wilderness. Therefore, an implement was need that essentially should: 1) convert the kinetic energy of a river to power; 2) be able to store the converted power; and 3) distribute the converted power at the correct electrical energy needed so that ultimately a cell phone can be charged. Consequently, an implement was designed and constructed that has a maximum weight less than 35 pounts, contains components that easily disassemble (time limit 10 minutes), is water proof for a minimum of two hours, and is made of components that are durable. The theoretical and the real-world application are discussed.