Title

The Effect Of Placing A Wind Turbine On Various Locations On The Backs Of A Honda Accord Hybrid In Order To Capture Wind Energy

School Name

Spring Valley High School

Grade Level

12th Grade

Presentation Topic

Engineering

Presentation Type

Non-Mentored

Abstract

Gasoline powered vehicles have been the most common types of car purchased around the world for a long time now. However, as more research has been done, it has been noticed that most of the energy from the gasoline is lost. In fact, only fourteen to thirty percent of the energy from the fuel is actually used to power the vehicle (Baglione, 2007). The purpose of this project was to test the ability of a wind turbine placed on various locations of both a gasoline powered car and an electric car to create wind energy. Many cars have a lot of wind drag, which are the forces that go against the relative motion of the vehicle that cause for a loss in energy. A lot of the energy lost in drag on vehicles could potentially be captured and used to power the vehicle. In this project, two 1:32 models of both the Honda Accord and the Honda Odyssey would be printed out using a 3D printer. A model wind turbine would be created and printed out as well. The turbine would then be connected, using extensions, to two different locations on both cars. The models would then be placed into a wind tunnel where it would be driven at wind speeds of 2.235 m/s, 4.470 m/s, and 6.705 m/s. The voltage readings of the models would be collected. It is hypothesized that the location in the upper region on each car will result in the most energy produced at the varying wind speeds. Once the data is received, a two-way ANOVA will be conducted to see if the results are significant.

Start Date

4-11-2015 1:45 PM

End Date

4-11-2015 2:00 PM

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Apr 11th, 1:45 PM Apr 11th, 2:00 PM

The Effect Of Placing A Wind Turbine On Various Locations On The Backs Of A Honda Accord Hybrid In Order To Capture Wind Energy

Gasoline powered vehicles have been the most common types of car purchased around the world for a long time now. However, as more research has been done, it has been noticed that most of the energy from the gasoline is lost. In fact, only fourteen to thirty percent of the energy from the fuel is actually used to power the vehicle (Baglione, 2007). The purpose of this project was to test the ability of a wind turbine placed on various locations of both a gasoline powered car and an electric car to create wind energy. Many cars have a lot of wind drag, which are the forces that go against the relative motion of the vehicle that cause for a loss in energy. A lot of the energy lost in drag on vehicles could potentially be captured and used to power the vehicle. In this project, two 1:32 models of both the Honda Accord and the Honda Odyssey would be printed out using a 3D printer. A model wind turbine would be created and printed out as well. The turbine would then be connected, using extensions, to two different locations on both cars. The models would then be placed into a wind tunnel where it would be driven at wind speeds of 2.235 m/s, 4.470 m/s, and 6.705 m/s. The voltage readings of the models would be collected. It is hypothesized that the location in the upper region on each car will result in the most energy produced at the varying wind speeds. Once the data is received, a two-way ANOVA will be conducted to see if the results are significant.