Conceptual Design and Structure Analysis of Savonius Vertical Axis Wind Turbine under Low Wind Speed

Authors

  • Mohamed Saiful Firdaus Hussin Faculty of Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering Technology, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka, Hang Tuah Jaya, 76100 Durian Tunggal, Melaka, Malaysia
  • Ridhwan Jumaidin Centre for Advanced Research on Energy, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka, Hang Tuah Jaya, 76100 Durian Tunggal, Melaka, Malaysia
  • Nursabillilah Mohd Ali Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka, Hang Tuah Jaya, 76100 Durian Tunggal, Melaka, Malaysia
  • Muhammad Ashraf Fauzi Centre for Foundation Studies, Universiti Islam Antarabangsa, 26300 Gambang, Pahang, Malaysia
  • Shahrizal Saat Faculty of Electrical & Electronics Engineering Technology, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka, Hang Tuah Jaya, 76100 Durian Tunggal, Melaka, Malaysia
  • Amirul Syafiq Sadun Faculty of Engineering Technology, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn, 86400 Parit Raja, Johor, Malaysia
  • Halyani Mohd Yassim Faculty of Electrical & Electronics Engineering Technology, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka, Hang Tuah Jaya, 76100 Durian Tunggal, Melaka, Malaysia
  • Emy Zairah Ahmad Centre for Robotics and Industrial Automation, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka, Hang Tuah Jaya, 76100 Durian Tunggal, Melaka, Malaysia

Keywords:

savonius blade, low wind speed, pugh method, topology optimization

Abstract

This research aims to investigate the stress distribution of Savonius type vertical axis wind turbine subjected to different wind speeds and different penetration positions. This research work involves applying 12 different wind speeds to the design generated from Pugh Method. The wind energies were applied to two positions, which were the edge of blade and uniformly distributed throughout the surface of the blade. SolidWorks 2015 software was used to draw the design of Savonius type vertical axis wind turbine. The drawing was imported to Inspire 2017 for analysis. The analysis is conducted to determine the stress distribution of the blade as wind energy applied to the blade. The results showed that the stress was higher in the area near to the rotor. The results also showed that the maximum displacement, maximum tension/compression stress, maximum shear stress, maximum von Mises stress, and maximum major principal stress of the blade increased as the force or pressure applied increased.

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Published

2021-01-03

How to Cite

Hussin, M. S. F. ., Jumaidin, R. ., Mohd Ali, . N. ., Fauzi, M. A. ., Saat, S. ., Sadun, . A. S. ., Mohd Yassim, H. ., & Ahmad, E. Z. . (2021). Conceptual Design and Structure Analysis of Savonius Vertical Axis Wind Turbine under Low Wind Speed. Journal of Advanced Research in Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences, 71(2), 178–187. Retrieved from https://www.akademiabaru.com/submit/index.php/arfmts/article/view/2990

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