# Search Results for “parametric”

##### Squeezing Twisted Savonius Wind Turbine Model

This model demonstrates that the surface of the Twisted Savonius wind turbine's blades are geometrically squeezed as the twist angle is increased and the parametric position is moved up and down the turbine. Learn more about the squeeze. Learn more about the Geometry of the Twisted Savonius Wind Turbine project.*Note: the calculated radius in this particular example cannot be accurate because the model is a 2d geometric approximation of the real 3d shape. Accurate calculations are made from the top view model, which is visually more difficult to comprehend. The calculation here still varies accurately as the twist angle is changed and the position is moved up and down the turbine, but it also varies as the rotation is changed (which shouldn't happen).*

##### Lissajous Figure

These were (easy and) fun to create on oscilloscopes in the dark days before computers.##### parabola envelope

We use a trick to let the trace "open up" as you drag a point. The trick is this: an initial point is given parametric location s*t, create a tangent at this point and its envelope as s varies. Now hide the original point and create another point with parameter t, and make it draggable. Dragging the new point changes the value of t and we see a trace from 0 to t.##### Twisted Savonius Wind Turbine Full Geometric Model (without traces/surfaces)

The Twisted Savonius Wind Turbine has promising applications for rooftop usage, but its high cost has kept it unfeasible for widespread adoption. The Twisted Savonius Geometric Modeling project explored the geometric properties of the turbine's shape, and proposed a more efficient method of construction and geometric design as a result. This is the complete side view "3d" model of the turbine. It models an extremely 3-dimensional shape by using ellipses to represent tilted circles. Changing**X**changes the rotation of the turbine (in operation).

**Theta**represents the twist angle between the top and the bottom of the turbine.

**T**controls the parametric location of the vertical surface - tracing it "fills in" the blade's surface. Learn more about this side view model. Visit the Geometry of the Twisted Savonius Wind Turbine website.