Vertical Axis Wind Turbine

Students were tasked with designing and building a Vertical Axis Wind Turbine by first analyzing performance of scale models in a wind tunnel, then using dimensionless parameters to scale the model up to an appropriate size.

Drawing:
VAWT

Render (without the plastic lining):
VAWT Rendering

Video of a human-powered test:
http://youtu.be/k9B8h-e7LZM?t=1m11s

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