Michael Smith Mechanical Engineer + Design Strategist

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Vayu Hubless Windmill
Vayu Hubless Windmill
Vayu Hubless Windmill
Vayu Hubless Windmill
Vayu Hubless Windmill
Vayu Hubless Windmill
Vayu Hubless Windmill
Vayu Hubless Windmill
Vayu Hubless Windmill

Vayu Hubless Windmill

2008, Spring

Our team of six engineers collaborated to design and prototype a vertical-axis hubless windmill for use in urban landscapes. Because the hubless design allows for installation over existing structures, such as smokestacks or towers, it has great potential to affect the current alternative energy landscape. Personal responsibilities included researching and designing the power generation and gearing component of the windmill as well as performing patent and market research.