A novel approach to turbine design

S. Devayajanam, A. Ramadass, N. Ravindra

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Abstract

Wind power is considered to be a promising and encouraging alternative for power generation because of its tremendous environmental and social benefits. In general, windmills use conventional turbines, which are similar in principle and working of a typical hydro turbine. The question is usually not whether a wind turbine can be designed to optimize the power production at the site, but rather whether an existing wind turbine with a certain design can be modified in order to improve the power production. In this paper, the various methods for improving the wind turbine power output were investigated experimentally and theoretically. The variation in the current-voltage (I-V) output characteristics and the performance of the wind turbine rotor was observed. The proposed setup utilizes a magnetically augmented rotation system for improving drive wheel and prime mover (i.e., wind power in this case) efficiency by operating at various wind speeds.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMaterials Science and Technology Conference and Exhibition 2009, MS and T'09
Pages186-198
Number of pages13
StatePublished - Dec 1 2009
EventMaterials Science and Technology Conference and Exhibition 2009, MS and T'09 - Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Duration: Oct 25 2009Oct 29 2009

Publication series

NameMaterials Science and Technology Conference and Exhibition 2009, MS and T'09
Volume1

Other

OtherMaterials Science and Technology Conference and Exhibition 2009, MS and T'09
CountryUnited States
CityPittsburgh, PA
Period10/25/0910/29/09

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)

Keywords

  • Generator
  • Magnetic field
  • Magnetically augmented
  • Novel materials
  • Power
  • Wind turbine

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