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

Authors

  • Mohd Fariduddin Mukhtar Advanced Manufacturing Centre, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka, Hang Tuah Jaya, 76100 Durian Tunggal, Melaka, Malaysia
  • Mohamed Saiful Firdaus Hussin Faculty of Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering Technology, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka, Hang Tuah Jaya, 76100 Durian Tunggal, Melaka, Malaysia
  • Mohd Zaidi Mohd Tumari Faculty of Electrical & Electronics Engineering Technology, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka, Hang Tuah Jaya, 76100 Durian Tunggal, Melaka, Malaysia
  • Nursabillilah Mohd Ali Centre for Telecommunication Research and Innovation, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka, Hang Tuah Jaya, 76100 Durian Tunggal, Melaka, Malaysia
  • Amir Abdullah Muhammad Damanhur Centre for Advanced Research on Energy, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka, Hang Tuah Jaya, 76100 Durian Tunggal, Melaka, Malaysia
  • Noor Saffreena Hamdan Centre for Advanced Research on Energy, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka, Hang Tuah Jaya, 76100 Durian Tunggal, Melaka, Malaysia
  • Khairul Azri Azlan Advanced Manufacturing Centre, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka, Hang Tuah Jaya, 76100 Durian Tunggal, Melaka, Malaysia
  • Khairul Amri Tofrowaih Centre for Advanced Research on Energy, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka, Hang Tuah Jaya, 76100 Durian Tunggal, Melaka, Malaysia

Keywords:

giromill blade, low wind speed, Pugh method, topology optimization

Abstract

Unstable wind speed in Malaysia has been a problem for the wind turbine. Vertical axis wind turbine (VAWT) that is placed on the ground causes unnecessary stress and hinder it to perform at maximum performance. Thus, the purpose of this study was to analyze the behavior of VAWT at different wind speed. The conceptual design was generated by using the pugh method. Then the structure of the blade was analyzed in terms of displacement and von Mises stress, followed by topology optimization. Results show that peak stress for both forces applied and pressure applied was located at the center where maximum displacement is about 5.43x10-6m while the maximum value of von Mises stress is about 0.9763Mpa at the edge of the blade and 0.6641MPa when pressure is distributed uniformly. Based on topology optimization, the blade area can still be reduced at the top and bottom part.

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Published

2021-01-06

How to Cite

Mukhtar, . M. F. ., Hussin, M. S. F., Mohd Tumari, M. Z. ., Mohd Ali, N. ., Muhammad Damanhur, A. A. ., Hamdan, N. S. ., Azlan, K. A. ., & Tofrowaih, . K. A. . (2021). Conceptual Design and Structure Analysis of Giromill Vertical Axis Wind Turbine under Low Wind Speed. Journal of Advanced Research in Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences, 75(2), 11–19. Retrieved from https://www.akademiabaru.com/submit/index.php/arfmts/article/view/3082

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