Development Through Economic Empowerment in Rural Indonesia
For efficiency purposes, micro-hydro power requires a complicated turbine design. The fabrications of these designs typically have an increased cost, which makes it less feasible in resource-constrained environments such as rural Indonesia. Less efficient designs are often used instead. An applicable fabrication process and optimized design of a low-head microhydro power turbine will be developed over the grant period.
CGS-SER Nielson International Internship/Fieldwork Grant
The power requirement of nighttime lighting is not enough to elicit hydro-electrification for daily consumption in rural villages. The larger driver in developing communities is economic empowerment. The addition of simple technology coupled with a more efficient microgrid will help increase the productivity of local agricultural products and increase local entrepreneur opportunities.
Particle Image Velocimetry and Blade Element Momentum Theory.
The development of a relationship between Agriculture Institute of Bogor and the University of Wyoming for future STEM collaborations; adding to UW’s ability to produce world class engineers.
Aerodynamics and Fluid Mechanics | Mechanical Engineering
Rumple, Christopher, "Development Through Economic Empowerment in Rural Indonesia" (2016). CGS Student Awards 2016. 18.