Volume 3, Issue 1, March 2018, Page: 10-20
Prediction of the Mechanical Power in Wind Turbine Powered Car UsingVelocity Analysis
Youssef Kassem, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Near East University, Nicosia, Cyprus
Hüseyin Çamur, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Near East University, Nicosia, Cyprus
Abdelrahman Alghazali, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Near East University, Nicosia, Cyprus
Received: Oct. 6, 2017;       Accepted: Feb. 3, 2018;       Published: Mar. 2, 2018
DOI: 10.11648/j.ajset.20180301.12      View  990      Downloads  61
Abstract
Savonius is a drag type vertical axis wind turbine. Savonius wind turbines have a low cut-in speed and can operate at low wind speed. It is suitable for small scale power generation, such as individual domestic installations. In this paper, investigation into the relationship between the type of Savonius rotor, the torque and the mechanical power generated was carried out. Also an illustration on how the type of rotor plays an important role in the prediction of mechanical power of wind turbine powered car. The main purpose of this paper is to predict and investigate the aerodynamic effects by means of velocity analysis on the performance of a wind turbine powered car by converting the wind energy to mechanical energy to overcome load applied on the rotating main shaft. The predicted result based on theoretical analysis is compared with experimental results obtained from literature. Prediction of the torque was done at a wind speed of 4 m/s, and an angular velocity of 130 RPM according to meteorological statistics in Northern Cyprus.
Keywords
Mechanical Power, Torque, Savonius Rotor, Velocity Analysis, Wind Car
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Youssef Kassem, Hüseyin Çamur, Abdelrahman Alghazali, Prediction of the Mechanical Power in Wind Turbine Powered Car UsingVelocity Analysis, American Journal of Science, Engineering and Technology. Vol. 3, No. 1, 2018, pp. 10-20. doi: 10.11648/j.ajset.20180301.12
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