Electricity Generation With Micro Wind Turbines Placed On The Vehicle

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Electricity Generation with Micro Wind Turbines placed on the Vehicle Vijaya Krishna Teja Bangi*, Second Author** *Department of First Author, Faculty of First Author, Affiliation of First Author, Postal address **Department of Second Author, Faculty of First Author, Affiliation of First Author, Postal address ***Department of Third Author, Faculty of First Author, Affiliation of First Author, Postal address (First Author Mail Address, Second Author Mail Address, Third Author Mail Address) ‡ Corresponding Author; Second Author, Postal address, Tel: +90 312 123 4567, Fax: +90 312 123 4567,corresponding@affl.edu Received: xx.xx.xxxx Accepted:xx.xx.xxxx Abstract- Enter a Wind energy is one of the prominent renewable sources of energy. This…show more content…
This paper deals with generating electricity by utilizing the flow of air on the vehicle while cruising on a highway. The micro wind turbines are coupled to micro generators placed above the trunk at the rear end of the car. Two turbines have been tested at various speeds of the vehicle ranging from 50 – 80 mph on the freeway. When hooked up to an electrical load consisting of 4 LED bulbs connected in parallel, consistent output of 4V and 800mA was achieved using the two turbines connected in parallel. Keywords- Micro Wind Turbines; Vehicle; Electricity generation. 1. Introduction When any vehicle is moving on the road it experiences resistance due to the wind. As the vehicle moves forward, air flows along the surface of the vehicle in the opposite direction. This kinetic energy in the air can be utilized to propel the turbine, which in turn rotates the generator shaft connected to it. This test can be performed on any vehicle. Since an automobile was available at our disposal, we choose to test the setup of micro wind turbines on it. There were few studies which dealt with this concept in several other ways and none of them have actually tested out their designs. Our primary aim was to prove that electricity can be generated using micro-wind turbines on any moving vehicle. Hence, the aerodynamic performance of the car was not given much consideration during the experiment. CFD analysis
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