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Analysis of Wind Power Generation with Application of Wind Tunnel Attachment

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2014 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


Indianapolis, Indiana

Publication Date

June 15, 2014

Start Date

June 15, 2014

End Date

June 18, 2014



Conference Session

Renewable Energy Topics

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Engineering Technology

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24.184.1 - 24.184.8

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Ulan Dakeev University of Michigan, Flint

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Highschool from Kyrgyzstan, bachelors in Georgia, masters and doctorate in the US. Worked as highscool teacher in Nigeria, design engineer at John Deere, Waterloo Works, and lecturer at the University of Michigan - Flint.

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Quamrul H. Mazumder University of Michigan, Flint

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Toufiq Hussain University of Michigan, Flint

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James Tristan Pung University of Michigan-Flint

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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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