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Kraftanalys och framtagning av mätanordning för vertikala vindkraftverket Lucias bärarmar
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences.
2011 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The project contains a force analysis of the vertical axis wind turbine Lucia's supporting arms and a measuring device to experimentally measure the forces is made. The forces between the supporting arms and the tower are calculated theoretically and then simulated by a computere. A measuring devise is then designed to measure the forces experimentally. The forces acting on the attachment between the supporting arms and the tower is primarily the centripetal force, gravitational force and the aerodynamic forces on the rotor wings. The maximum forces were theoretically calculated and is 13.38 kN along the x-axis, -0.25 kN along the y-axis and then 0.5 kN along the z-axis. The axis are acording to a rotational reference system where the x-axis runs along the supporting arm and the y-axis runs along the axis of rotation. The maximum torque that occurs is 0.53 kNm along the y-axis and 1.29 kNm along the z-axis. The size of the forces have been confirmed with a deviation of up to 1.8 % in the simulation using SolidWorks 2010.

For the experimental measurements a measuring device has been developed which consists of S-load cells with wave indicator and transmitter, an attachment for the measuring equipment and distanceplates to stabilize the rotor. S-load cells, wave indicator and transmitter were ordered and drawings for the attachment of the measuring equipment and spacer plates was done. The eigenfrequencies and the stress have been investigated for the parts. The eigenfrequencies for the wind turbine was estimated to decline up to 13 % when the measuring device was mounted and the lowest Factor of Safety was 1.67. Before the attachment of the measuring device and the spacer plates can be ordered the attachment of the supporting arms, how the loadcells should be attached to the device and the safety margins need to be examined. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 50 p.
TVE, 11 0013
Keyword [en]
vertical axis wind turbine, measuring device
National Category
Energy Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-159839OAI: diva2:447133
Educational program
Master Programme in Engineering Physics
Available from: 2011-10-14 Created: 2011-10-10 Last updated: 2011-10-14Bibliographically approved

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