Development of Flapping Panel Vertical Axis Wind Turbine
1V.Pandyaraj*, Mechanical Department, Sri Sairam Engineering College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.
3A.Ravinthiran, Mechanical Department, Sri Sairam Engineering College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.
Manuscript received on October 12, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on 22 October, 2019. | Manuscript published on November 10, 2019. | PP: 2119-2122 | Volume-9 Issue-1, November 2019. | Retrieval Number: A4539119119/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.A4539.119119
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Abstract: In a developing nation like India, electricity has become one of the most important basic needs nowadays. Coal and gasoline based power generation capacity stands at 71% in India, which contributes to a considerable part of air pollution. There are various renewable energy sources which are pollution free, one among them is the wind energy. So the main objective of the project is to facilitate pollution free power generation for individual purpose. In order to understand the problem and working, a flapping panel vertical axis wind turbine was designed. The main advantage of using a vertical axis wind turbine is that it need not pointed towards the wind and also vertical axis wind turbine is more comfortable to erect for domestic purposes. The flapping panel wind turbine is designed using solidworks software and analysed using Ansys Fluent. By making use of the wind, the flapping panels attached to the shaft rotate and the rotor is connected to the permanent magnet electricity generator (PMG). The PMG converts the Kinetic energy of the rotor shaft into electrical energy. The PMG we have used has the capacity of producing maximum power at 1200rpm. On calculating theoretically, the power output is found to be 8W for the rotation of 76.39 rpm and for 1200rpm the power output is calculated to be 125W. The entire wind turbine setup is compact in size and can be easily mounted and erected.
Keywords: Renewable Energy, Flapping Panel, Permanent Magnet Generator,
Scope of the Article: Renewable Energy