High speed air pneumatic wind shield wiping design
Author(s)Heyward, Moses A
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering.
Ernesto E. Blanco.
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In this creative design process a number of designs were constructed, implemented and tested in order to assess the feasibility of using high speed to create a curtain to repel the rain from the automobile windshield instead of using the traditional wiper blades. The primary two methods tested used a compression system and a blower system that allowed the air to flow upward and parallel to the windshield. Both of the applications showed potential especially when coupled with a hydrophobic coating covering the windshield. The design using the high-speed squirrel cage blowers was implemented on an actual car in which it revealed positive results, which will be further assessed for patenting potential.
Thesis (S.B.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, 2005.Cataloged from PDF version of thesis.Includes bibliographical references (p. 28).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology