Wind turbine generators represent a valid and sustainable alternative for a significant energy provision, which is increasingly demanded by the planet, and a number of generator models have been proposed for supporting their design. However, equatorial regions have very special conditions for their gravity and wind behavior. Therefore, we present here a new wind turbine-generator model suitable for equatorial environments. Our simulation system is based on computational fluid dynamics and the Navier-Stokes equation, accounting both for structural and energy efficiency considerations. The most relevant simulation parameters were shown to be the Shovel number, the rotor diameter, the generated power, and the working frequency. Simulation results were consistent with different gravity conditions affecting to the fluid viscosity and the blades weight, as well as with differences in uniform and turbulent wind flow behavior. The proposed model allows us to make decisions about the structure and optimal requirements suitable for equatorial regions.
|Título de la publicación alojada||ICARA 2015 - Proceedings of the 2015 6th International Conference on Automation, Robotics and Applications|
|Editores||Donald Bailey, Serge Demidenko, G. Sen Gupta|
|Editorial||Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.|
|Número de páginas||5|
|ISBN (versión digital)||9781479964666|
|Estado||Publicada - 6 abr. 2015|
|Evento||6th International Conference on Automation, Robotics and Applications, ICARA 2015 - Queenstown, Nueva Zelanda|
Duración: 17 feb. 2015 → 19 feb. 2015
Serie de la publicación
|Nombre||ICARA 2015 - Proceedings of the 2015 6th International Conference on Automation, Robotics and Applications|
|Conferencia||6th International Conference on Automation, Robotics and Applications, ICARA 2015|
|Período||17/02/15 → 19/02/15|
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