Estimation of Power in High Altitude Freely Suspended Wind Turbine
Sampath S. S1, Prasanth Sreekumar2, Chithirai Pon Selvan M3
1Sampath S.S, Assistant Professor, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, (Dubai) UAE.
2Prasanth Sreekumar, B.Tech Student, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, (Dubai) UAE.
3Chithirai Pon Selvan M, Program Chair Engineering, Curtin University, (Dubai) UAE.
Manuscript received on 05 February 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 13 February 2019 | Manuscript published on 28 February 2019 | PP: 596-602 | Volume-8 Issue-4, February 2019 | Retrieval Number: D2868028419/19©BEIESP
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Abstract: Conventional wind turbines are restricted in its use due to certain limitations and challenges in its position. To use wind turbine efficiently and economically, it is required to overcome space requirements, noise, variation in air current and set up cost. This study attempts to design and fabricate suspended wind turbine to overcome the above stated hurdles. In this current work, the blades and the alternator are placed in the helium balloon housing which is adjourned in the atmospheric air and supported to the floor surface with tether. A tether made of conductive material is todiffuse the generated power from the airborne housing to the floor base. Blades are made of aluminium and it ensures low rotational inertia. The proposed suspended wind mill in this study is able to generate power output which is comparatively cheaper than conventional wind turbines and also work will be able to cater the needs of electric power to remote areas and farms. Entire setup is modelled in 3D software Creo and the simulation is carried out using ANSYS software.
Keyword: Alternator, Finite Element Method, Turbine Blade, Renewable Energy, Power.
Scope of the Article: Renewable Energy Technology