Knit Carbon Fiber Wind Blades

MET Capstone Team #3

About the Project – Our objective is to design and manufacture a 1/50th scale model knit carbon fiber wind blade. Our team will build off of the research and work done by previous MET Capstone groups in order to develop a mold and resin infuse knit carbon fiber wind blade.

Weekly Updates 

OCT. 15th: We completed all the necessary trainings and tour, and now have access to the lab at the ASCC. We hope to start working with material in the next few weeks, but will be primarily working on our first report which is due in a week.

OCT. 8th: Our team is currently working on completing the necessary trainings and tour of the Advanced Structures and Composites Center at the University of Maine. Once we have done so we will have access to their lab facilities and can begin to explore possible-manufacturing processes to create the scale model knit carbon fiber wind blade. We are also in the initial stages of writing a first draft of our capstone report.

Team Biographies

Sulaiman Aldakhiel

My name is Sulaiman Aldakhiel. I am from Saudi Arabia. I am a senior student in Mechanical Engineering Technology at University of Maine. I started participating in Mechanical Engineering Technology program as a full-time student in fall 2014, after studying English at Intensive English Institute for a year. I am looking to receive my bachelor’s degree in May 2018. In future, seeking a full-time position as a Mechanical Engineer or relevant field where I can combine knowledge from technical coursework and interpersonal skills gained throughout employment.

Stephen Fallon

My name is Stephen Fallon. I am a senior at the University of Maine pursuing a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering Technology. I have traveled to Ireland and Germany to help grow my engineering skills, now I hope to enter to defense or renewable energy field to help continue America’s success. In my free time, I like to study geopolitics as well as play sports, trap shoot, and video games.

Takunda Muzembe

My name is Takunda Muzembe. I am a senior at the University of Maine, Orono, pursuing a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering Technology. I moved from Zimbabwe in the year 2009, at the age of 15, to further my education and take advantage of the vast amount of opportunities available in the USA. In my spare time, I enjoy watching soccer, basketball and football, playing video games and learning about new gadgets in the tech world. Upon graduation in May 2018, I hope to work in the alternative energy industry, contributing my skill-set to help in the transition of making the current energy usage more efficient, allowing for a cleaner and safer world for people.

Noelle Theriault

My name is Noelle Theriault. I am a senior at the University of Maine pursuing a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering Technology and an Engineering Entrepreneurial Minor. I am from southern New Hampshire where I enjoy surfing in the summer and snowboarding in the winter. Additionally, I enjoy traveling and have been to Costa Rica, Panama, and Australia. I spend a lot of time working on and modifying my Jeep, which has developed into an interest in the automotive industry. Fueled by my love of plants, I am also interesting in finding ways in which I can apply my engineering skills to urban agriculture.


Project Sponsors –

David Erb
Senior R&D Program Manager
(207) 951-3515

Acknowledgements – 

Point of Contact:

Noelle Theriault
Mechanical Engineering Technology
University of Maine ‘18