Computer-Aided Design Model for Vertical Axis wind turbine (image) American Institute of Physics Share Print E-Mail Caption Figure 3 illustrates the computer-aided design model for design configuration #13. The turbine blades are assumed to be made of carbon fiber and the turbine shaft and blade supports are made of Aluminum 2024. Credit Lam Nguyen and Meredith Metzger, Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Utah Usage Restrictions This image may be used only with appropriate credit. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.