College of Engineering and Polymer Science
Date of Last Revision
Aerospace Systems Engineering
Number of Credits
Bachelor of Science
Date of Expected Graduation
The purpose of this capstone project was to develop a design for a High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) generator housing with built-in passageways for oil to flow through and cool the machine. The machine should be made using advanced manufacturing. A 3D model concept was designed with the use of SolidWorks. The appropriate hand calculations were completed to ensure that the generator housing would contain the components within itself under various environmental conditions.. The model was then 3D printed to produce a prototype that displays the design features within the housing. The next stage of the project will include completing a thermal and stress analysis on the generator assembly to ensure that the oil passageways within the housing sufficiently cool the generator, the internal components will not overheat, and the materials will not fail. This will be completed at Safran Electrical and Power (SEP) within the next year.
Honors Faculty Advisor
Carnicella, Alyssa, "Large, Complex Housing" (2022). Williams Honors College, Honors Research Projects. 1496.