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Design and development of nautilus whorl-wind turbine

Publication Type : Conference Proceedings

Publisher : AIP Conference Proceedings

Source : AIP Conference Proceedings, American Institute of Physics Inc., Volume 1859 (2017)

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ISBN : 9780735415331

Campus : Bengaluru

School : School of Engineering

Department : Mechanical Engineering

Year : 2017

Abstract : Our life is directly related to energy and its consumption, and the issues of energy research are extremely important and highly sensitive. Scientists and researchers attempt to accelerate solutions for wind energy generation, design parameters under the influence of novel policies adopted for energy management and the concerns for global warming and climate change. The objective of this study is to design a small wind turbine that is optimized for the constraints that come with residential use. The study is aimed at designing a wind turbine for tapping the low speed wind in urban locations. The design process includes the selection of the wind turbine type and the determination of the blade airfoil, finding the maximum drag model and manufacturing of the turbine economically. In this study, the Nautilus turbine is modeled, simulated and the characteristic curves are plotted. The cutting in wind speed for the turbine is around 1m/s. The turbine rotates in a range of 20 rpm to 500 rpm at wind speeds 1m/s to 10m/s On a below average day at noon where the wind speed are usually low the turbine recorded an rpm of 120 (average value) at 4m/s wind speeds. This study focuses on a computational fluid dynamics analysis of compressible radially outward flow. © 2017 Author(s).

Cite this Research Publication : R. Pramod, Kumar, G. B. V., Harsha, P. S. S., and Kumar, K. A. U., “Design and development of nautilus whorl-wind turbine”, in AIP Conference Proceedings, 2017, vol. 1859.

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