Aeroelastic Flutter

Flutter Apparatus

The task of this project was to generate electricity using only wind power and no rotating parts.  My team built an apparatus that could hold a tensioned rubber belt which would exhibit the phenomenon of aeroelastic flutter at just 13 miles per hour. The belt would begin to vibrate and by attaching magnets inside copper coils to one end, we were able to generate 0.064 Watts of electricity, which is enough to power a small LED.


You can see the final write up here!





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