Molinello's Post Medieval Windmill, Penn State


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Four mechanical engineering students at Penn State University have grouped together under the name Molinello, and are developing a post mill for educational purposes to compliment the current Medieval Garden on the university campus.

The design is loosely based on Robertson's windmill at Williamsburg, though additional engineering analysis including wind tunnel testing has been applied to come up with a full design. The detailed drawings have been used so far to construct a table top model. Progress reports document the work that the group has done.

Construction of the final mill is due for Spring 2004 - whether this will be full size, or half size is currently undetermined. The aim is to have the mill ready for the Spring 2004 PSU Medieval Conference on "Wind & Water".
See also:Latest Robertson windmill completed at Kendallville, USA (16/6/03)
See also:Pictures of Penn State windmill reconstruction (14/9/04)
See also:Wind & Water: the Medieval Mill - Conference (5/1/04)
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Item: #197, Posted: 5/1/04.


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