The objectives set out for this project were ambitious and required a large amount of work covering many different areas of the engineering profession. The success of the project wasgreatly helped by a number of individuals who provided invaluable advice in their respectivefields. These individuals helped the progress of this project by dedicating their time to providingprompt responses to any queries regarding certain phases of the project. I would like to thank thefollowing people for helping me to make this project a success.Dr. Fergal Boyle Project SupervisorSean Keane Rapid Prototyping TechnicianMartin Byrne Lab TechnicianI would also like to thank my friends and family for the help they provided throughout the courseof the project,
in particular Hugh O’Reilly for his help with the wind tunnel testing
, StephenKirwan for his help with the spin down testing and L.A Mc Auley Ltd. for the use of their metalfabrication facilities.