Wind Turbine Design Team
2015 Wildcat Windpower Team!
Names (L-R): back row: Hayden Thull, John Annan, Joe Tillman, Steve Debes, Aaron Akin, Peter Jensen, Tim Sample, Justin Currence, Tanzila Ahmed. Middle row: Ruth Douglas Miller, James Remley, Jake Meyer, Michael Banowetz, David Plenert, Armando Marquez, Aaron Mason, Nick Utt. Front row: Thomas Umscheid, Shane Smith, Tanner J. Lott, Lawryn Edmonds, Josh Loyd, Lee Evans.
News: we have been selected to compete in the Second Collegiate Wind Competition, to be held in New Orleans at AWEA WINDPOWER 2016, May 23-26. The 2016 Competition theme is to design and construct a wind-driven power system to supply electricity to non-grid connected device(s) for off-grid applications.
We designed a VAWT for the 2014 competition at AWEA WINDPOWER in Las Vegas, and finished 7th out of 10 teams. Many of us wanted to try again in 2015, so now we are redesigning for competition between 8 of the 10, at NWTC in Boulder, CO 29 April - 1 May. Maximize power out, demonstrate braking on demand and on loss of load.
Inaugural Collegiate Wind Competition, 2014
Design a wind turbine to charge small electronic devices and test it to specifications. Four main deliverables:
1) the turbine itself:
2) an executive summary of our business
3) a business plan
4) a technical design description
Team photos from our inaugural competition at WINDPOWER 2014 in Las Vegas:
Design presentation before the judges.
DOE contest sponsors visit the KSU display table.
The team watches its turbine under test in the DOE Wind Tunnel.
The KSU 2014 Wildcat Wind Team with their turbine.