Engine Flow Measurements in Test Bed Design for Small Marine Diesel Engines

So for my Mechanical Engineering Group Project 4 research course (Semester 1 2016/2017 at the University of Edinburgh), I was in a group assigned the project of developing a test bed suitable for testing small marine diesel engines. The overall group project was aiming to develop a theoretical design and feasability report for a small … Continue reading Engine Flow Measurements in Test Bed Design for Small Marine Diesel Engines

SED3: The Complete Circuit

This is a sub-section of my posts describing the Sustainable Energy Design 3 course group project to Design and Build a Micro Wind Turbine - for more information see here Final Circuit Design Manufacturing Charging Circuit Breadboards are only designed for microelectronics prototyping and not typically for power electronics, and so although we are only … Continue reading SED3: The Complete Circuit

SED3: The State of Charge Measurement

This is a sub-section of my posts describing the Sustainable Energy Design 3 course group project to Design and Build a Micro Wind Turbine - for more information see here The Battery We are charging 12V leisure lead acid battery. The two biggest concerns in charging a lead acid battery are: Overcharging – this causes … Continue reading SED3: The State of Charge Measurement

SED3: The Voltage Regulator

This is a sub-section of my posts describing the Sustainable Energy Design 3 course group project to Design and Build a Micro Wind Turbine - for more information see here So that you can manage calculations for the divider you need to know the value of the input voltage and to do this you need … Continue reading SED3: The Voltage Regulator

SED3: The Battery Management System

This is a sub-section of my posts describing the Sustainable Energy Design 3 course group project to Design and Build a Micro Wind Turbine - for more information see here Charging and Discharging Batteries We are charging 12V leisure lead acid battery. The two biggest concerns in charging a lead acid battery are: Overcharging – … Continue reading SED3: The Battery Management System

SED3: The Control System

This is a sub-section of my posts describing the Sustainable Energy Design 3 course group project to Design and Build a Micro Wind Turbine - for more information see here Overall System The control system is designed to monitor variables across the overall system and feedback so as to improve and optimise the outputs. The … Continue reading SED3: The Control System

SED3: The Rectifier Circuit

This is a sub-section of my posts describing the Sustainable Energy Design 3 course group project to Design and Build a Micro Wind Turbine - for more information see here The Design For maximum efficiency we are using a full wave rectifier. The two most common options for this are diode bridge rectifiers or transformer … Continue reading SED3: The Rectifier Circuit

The SED3 Project – Designing and Building a Micro Wind Turbine

Sustainable Energy Design 3 (SED3) was one of the newer but compulsory courses on my degree last year and as I am currently beginning my new dissertation project this in the one year anniversary on possibly the most amazing group project I will ever have worked on, I thought I would actually get around to … Continue reading The SED3 Project – Designing and Building a Micro Wind Turbine

PolyAnno: Translation

This is part of my series of posts about the PolyAnno project – more here The translations are handled in essence nearly identically to the transcriptions in the project as I left it at the end of 2016, with the only real differences being in variable names. However this was not the result of merely … Continue reading PolyAnno: Translation

PolyAnno: Further Product Development 1

This is part of my series of posts about the PolyAnno project – more here Having clarified the general shape of the project and egun experimenting with each component, building the one package became interesting. Eventually it split into several separate pieces for individual release but all combined together in the one final website for … Continue reading PolyAnno: Further Product Development 1