Project Title

Large, Complex Housing


College of Engineering and Polymer Science

Date of Last Revision

2022-04-25 09:16:51


Aerospace Systems Engineering

Honors Course

4900 497

Number of Credits


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Date of Expected Graduation

Spring 2022


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.

Research Sponsor

Chen Ling

First Reader

Angie Presutto

Second Reader

Manigandan Kannan

Honors Faculty Advisor

Scott Sawyer

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