June 15, 2014
June 15, 2014
June 18, 2014
24.184.1 - 24.184.8
ANALYSIS OF WIND POWER GENERATION WITH APPLICATION OF WIND TUNNEL ATTACHMENT ABSTRACT This study presents an empirical method for developing a new approach in whicha wind tunnel apparatus is used to improve the efficiency of power output by a small-scale wind turbine. A custom-designed wind tunnel attachment was constructed to record,analyze, and interpret both incoming and outgoing wind velocity readings. Wind powercharacteristics that indicate power output versus wind velocity were obtained byperforming a number of case studies. The case studies included normal operation of theexperimental wind turbine at variable wind velocity values with and without the proposedwind tunnel. The statistical t-Test and One-way ANOVA analyses resulted in 60% windpower output with the use of custom-constructed design.
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