Prototype Wind Turbine Tower Crawler

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Prototype Wind Turbine Tower Crawler

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Adrian, Tyler
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Atwood, David
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Mackaywith, Alex
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Coon, Dr. Dennis
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Morton, Scott
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Laramie, Wyoming

University of Wyoming
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2009-05-12

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eng

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With the increased interest in clean energy, wind energy has proven to be a very promising candidate. Wind energy on the small scale has also proven itself as a great source for home use. Currently, small-scale wind turbines are expensive to purchase, install, and maintain, and are often unattractive. Guyed wire tower can be unpleasant and truss system towers can be expensive, as well as the need for cranes to service the turbine if necessary. The goal of the tower crawler was to reduce the cost of owning small wind turbines in the 3 to 6 kilowatt range and also make the service of these turbines more convenient. The wind tower crawler is friction driven and has the ability to attach to a variety of tower diameters. The goal is to raise the technician, tools, and turbine to the top and back to the ground safely. This advancement allows the use of mono-tube towers, which are cost effective and aesthetically pleasing. The objective of the scaled prototype was to prove the concept that a friction driven system can efficiently climb a cylindrical tower and potentially replace other lifting equipment.
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From - Undergraduate Research Day 2009 - Celebration of Research - Abstracts
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Wind Energy

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turbine maintenance

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Undergrauate Research Day 2009

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