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University of Washington – Applied Physics Laboratory: Ocean Engineering & Benchtop Dynamometer

Capabilities include:

  • Generator testing
  • Component testing
  • Power take-off testing
  • Finite Element Analysis (FEA) modeling
  • Composite blade design
  • Control Systems engineering
  • Ocean testing plan design
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Description

The Applied Physics Lab Ocean Engineering Department has expertise in the design, fabrication, deployment, testing and evaluation of complete marine energy systems, from mechanical design to power electronics and controls. APL also maintains a well-equipped machine shop capable of making test models, production prototypes and precision instrumentation. The shop has lathes, milling machines, drill presses, a grinding facility, CAD/CAM, pressure and heat treatment facilities, and a carpenter shop.

The Applied Physics Lab benchtop dynamometer is currently configured for characterizing generator performance and efficiency up to 150 N-m torque and 100 RPM. The maximum power capacity is approximately 1.5 kW. Higher torques (up to 500Nm) can possibly be accommodated.

Capabilities include:

  • Generator testing
  • Component testing
  • Power take-off testing
  • Finite Element Analysis (FEA) modeling
  • Composite blade design
  • Control Systems engineering
  • Ocean testing plan design

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Point of Contact: Cassie Riel – criel@uw.edu

University of Washington is affiliated with the Pacific Marine Energy Center.