MAE 494 Design Project, Spring Semester 2016
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
State University of New York at Buffalo
Complex components such as the blades have become a concern due to their limited afterlife. There are not many known ways to extract the materials in the blades, so they often end up as rubble. Due to the complexity of turbine blades, there are not many options in recycling the materials in an environmentally friendly way, which is polluting the environment and resulted in lower sustainability of wind power. The goal of this project is to create a recyclable wind turbine that will be able to leave a positive impact on the environment.