A Novel Prototype for Energy Harvesting from Low-speed Wind through Nonlinear Magnetically-assisted Galloping

Research Project

Energy harvesting from low-speed wind offers a significant opportunity for applications such as remote sensing equipment and charging the batteries of small robots, during the night or underwater. These miniature devices require optimization to operate efficiently. There is a rapid growth in interest in these devices to serve the fast-growing robotics market. The development and optimization of an efficient design for collecting wind energy offer a promising opportunity for commercialization.



This project aims at building a wind energy harvester device, testing and optimizing its performance in the wind tunnel at the Fluid Dynamics Lab, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Nile University.