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oskar zieta and CAAD: 'fidu rotor' at DMY berlin design week 09
jun 12, 2009
oskar zieta and CAAD: 'fidu rotor' at DMY berlin design week 09


‘fidu rotor’ by oskar zieta and students from CAAD

in the search for possibilities concerning renewable energies, a wind turbine was
produced using ‘free inner pressure deformation’ (fidu technology), a method
developed by oskar zieta.


‘fidu rotor’


‘fidu rotor’


‘fidu rotor’ fixture

a vertical axis wind turbine (VAWT) format was chosen since they can operate
efficiently without sophisticated and expensive equipment to orient them into the wind.
they are often more flexible in their design and have a wider range of applications
than horizontal turbines with regards to the potential to decentralize yet upscale
the capacity for energy production.

the project was developed by oskar zieta, philipp dohmen with students from
CAAD (chair of computer aided architectural design) switzeralnd: mathias bernhard,
katerina bouziana, kent brockmann, gunes direk, aphrodite stavropoulou, jasmin zarali.

it was on display at DMY berlin design festival 09 as part of the DMY youngesters
exhibition.


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models of ‘fidu rotor’
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the dimensions and proportions were based on existing studies of free-standing
wind turbines. models were used to test which forms and contours resulted in the
desired profiles. three separate wing designs were subsequently advanced and developed:
a single-chamber, triple-chamber and a waveform wing. these designs lead to different
approaches regarding the connection of the three-armed support. the production of
the primary components of the wind turbine was accompanied by a search for suitable
assembly methods.


models of ‘fidu rotor’
image © designboom


model of ‘fidu rotor’
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‘fidu rotor’ concept

the concept is for a low cost wind turbine, for individual use.


manufacturing process of the ‘fidu rotor’
metal sheers are cut precisely


the blade of the turbine


the blade being cut


the blade being blown up using fidu technology


blades all blown hung ready for assembly


blades all blown hung ready for assembly


blades all blown hung ready for assembly


the complete set of parts of the ‘fidu rotor’


‘fidu rotor’ being assembled


‘fidu rotor’ being assembled


‘fidu rotor’ blade


‘fidu rotor’ blade


‘fidu rotor’ connected with screws


‘fidu rotor’ blade


‘fidu rotor’ blade


‘fidu rotor’ blade

‘fidu rotor’

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