FloDesign Wind Turbine

Winthrop, MA

Market:

Client

FloDesign Wind Turbine Corp.

Completion

2011

The FloDesign Mixer/Ejector Wind Turbine prototype is a wind turbine with a unique shroud structure consisting of a fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) skin supported on a steel skeleton.  The shroud is connected to the top of the tower at a central steel platform that also supports the generator and control equipment.  SGH was responsible for the design and analysis of the wind turbine.  In particular, we designed the FRP shroud, the internal steel support structure, parts of mechanical components, the tower, and the foundation.  We also oversaw fabrication, assembly, and erection of the turbine.