Application of product development process (PDP) in the construction of vertical axis wind turbine with movable blades

DS 87-1 Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED 17) Vol 1: Resource Sensitive Design, Design Research Applications and Case Studies, Vancouver, Canada, 21-25.08.2017

Year: 2017
Editor: Anja Maier, Stanko Škec, Harrison Kim, Michael Kokkolaras, Josef Oehmen, Georges Fadel, Filippo Salustri, Mike Van der Loos
Author: Santiago, George; Hernandez, Willmari; Costa de Araujo, Ana Cláudia; Rosa, Marcela; González, Mario
Series: ICED
Institution: 1: UFRN Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil; 2: UNIFEI Universidade Federal de Itajubá, Brazil
Section: Resource Sensitive Design, Design Research Applications and Case Studies
Page(s): 429-438
ISBN: 978-1-904670-89-6
ISSN: 2220-4342


This article, through in approach of Product Development Process (PDP), characterizes the development phases of a new concept of vertical axis wind power turbine. The conceptual model used serves as a guide in the design, management and implementation of product research and development (R&D). The use of a model facilitates the replication, evolution and error handling of a new concept. Product development methodologies were applied in UNIFEI laboratories and the results prove the efficiency of the proposed prototype in comparison to existing technologies.

Keywords: Product modelling, Design engineering, Design for Additive Manufacturing (DfAM), Design process, New product development


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