Hey guys I am new to PF...m searching for new innovative ideas basically in production or renewable energy but m not able to get any...any suggestions??..
The first bit of advice if this is Uni engineering project is:
The aim is not to develop something new. The aim is to demonstrate you can think like an engineer and apply your knowledge .
Second, is to not do a design and build. The logistics of doing this with just university machine shop support are a nightmare. They are more difficult to gain marks in, and you WILL run into problems getting stuff made. I know this from first hand experience.
The key to good marks, is to look at one single aspect. eg:
"Design of a wing turbine". Is a terrible starting point.
"Effect of flow inteference on the efficiency of a turbine blades". Is a much better project, as the scope is really focused.
So remember, aim and scope, always.
It also depends on the subjects you enjoy and are good at. What modules have you taken and enjoy.
The OP should be doing what satisfies him. I know lost of people who physically built things for their projects including me. Yes it was a nightmare and very stressful but I don't regret it one bit. It's never been done before, it worked, and Im probably going to end up with a published paper out of it. You make a project what you want you want out of it.
If this is for his undergraduate engineering project, then the bottom line is marks, marks, marks. It makes sense to take the pragmatic approach.