Title

Pelton Wheel Housing

Presenter Information

Garrett Townsend

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Location

SURC Ballroom C/D

Start Date

15-5-2014

End Date

15-5-2014

Keywords

Torque, Power, Fluids

Abstract

Students in the Mechanical Engineering Technology department have knowledge of a Pelton Wheel and how it works. This project is to create a housing unit for a five-inch diameter Pelton Wheel. A Pelton Wheel is used to generate electric power from the motion of water. This housing will be used as a lab exercise for the Fluid Mechanics class at CWU. This housing will have the capability to connect to a generator via a coupling. There will also be a prony brake dynamometer allowing students to see the relationship between torque and RPM Students will be able to calculate the power that is generated by using engineering principles. This project will showcase the benefits of a Pelton Wheel and give students the opportunity to see these benefits for themselves.

Poster Number

12

Faculty Mentor(s)

Beardsley, Roger

Additional Mentoring Department

Engineering Technologies, Safety, and Construction

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Pelton Wheel Housing

SURC Ballroom C/D

Students in the Mechanical Engineering Technology department have knowledge of a Pelton Wheel and how it works. This project is to create a housing unit for a five-inch diameter Pelton Wheel. A Pelton Wheel is used to generate electric power from the motion of water. This housing will be used as a lab exercise for the Fluid Mechanics class at CWU. This housing will have the capability to connect to a generator via a coupling. There will also be a prony brake dynamometer allowing students to see the relationship between torque and RPM Students will be able to calculate the power that is generated by using engineering principles. This project will showcase the benefits of a Pelton Wheel and give students the opportunity to see these benefits for themselves.