Design and development of A 1/3 scale vertical axis wind turbine for electrical power generation

Altab Hossain, A. K.M.P. Iqbal, Ataur Rahman, M. Arifin, M. Mazian

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This research describes the electrical power generation in Malaysia by the measurement of wind velocity acting on the wind turbine technology. The primary purpose of the measurement over the 1/3 scaled prototype vertical axis wind turbine for the wind velocity is to predict the performance of full scaled H-type vertical axis wind turbine. The electrical power produced by the wind turbine is influenced by its two major part, wind power and belt power transmission system. The blade and the drag area system are used to determine the powers of the wind that can be converted into electric power as well as the belt power transmission system. In this study both wind power and belt power transmission system has been considered. A set of blade and drag devices have been designed for the 1/3 scaled wind turbine at the Thermal Laboratory of Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Industri Selangor (UNISEL). Test has been carried out on the wind turbine with the different wind velocities of 5.89 m/s, 6.08 m/s and 7.02 m/s. From the experiment, the wind power has been calculated as 132.19 W, 145.40 W and 223.80 W. The maximum wind power is considered in the present study.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)53-60
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Urban and Environmental Engineering
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jan 2007

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Urban Studies

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