Title

The Effect Of Different Wave Heights On Voltage Produced

Author(s)

Ben Mathews

School Name

Heathwood Hall Episcopal School

Grade Level

9th Grade

Presentation Topic

Engineering

Presentation Type

Non-Mentored

Abstract

The purpose of this experiment was to test if waves generated by a fan would affect the amount of voltage produced using homemade and commercial hydroelectric generators. There were 24 tests run in total, with each generator running 12 tests and each of the 12 consisting of 3 categories of trials, four trials with 1 centimeter waves, four trials with 2 centimeter waves, and four trials with 3 centimeter waves. The hypothesis for the experiment is the energy output in voltage of the generators will increase as the wave heights increase, with the commercial generator producing more voltage than the homemade generator. The purpose of having a homemade generator and a commercial generator is to compare and contrast the effectiveness of a generator buildable at home against a purchasable generator. The data collected supports the hypothesis, and through statistical analysis, the comparison between generators revealed the stark advantage of using a purchasable generator rather than a homemade generator.

Location

Owens G08

Start Date

4-16-2016 1:45 PM

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Apr 16th, 1:45 PM

The Effect Of Different Wave Heights On Voltage Produced

Owens G08

The purpose of this experiment was to test if waves generated by a fan would affect the amount of voltage produced using homemade and commercial hydroelectric generators. There were 24 tests run in total, with each generator running 12 tests and each of the 12 consisting of 3 categories of trials, four trials with 1 centimeter waves, four trials with 2 centimeter waves, and four trials with 3 centimeter waves. The hypothesis for the experiment is the energy output in voltage of the generators will increase as the wave heights increase, with the commercial generator producing more voltage than the homemade generator. The purpose of having a homemade generator and a commercial generator is to compare and contrast the effectiveness of a generator buildable at home against a purchasable generator. The data collected supports the hypothesis, and through statistical analysis, the comparison between generators revealed the stark advantage of using a purchasable generator rather than a homemade generator.