Change search
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Designing an H-rotor type Wind Turbine for Operation on Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences.
2007 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This thesis focuses on designing the turbine, tower structure and generator for an H-rotor type wind turbine. The produced power will be used for heating of drilling equipment, stored in containers, on the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station. A 23 kW wind turbine producing 5 kW on average has been designed. Moreover, the design has been tested to be mounted on top of the container storing the drilling equipment. Climatological data have been processed to describe the wind regime in useful terms. A three bladed H-rotor has been dimensioned for the mean power demand using a Conformal Mapping and Double Multiple Streamtube model. The tower structure has been tested considering strength and eigenfrequencies with simulations based on Finite Element Method and analytical calculations. An outer rotor generator has been designed using a simulation code based on Finite Element Method. The site specific constraints due to the extreme climate in Antarctica are considered throughout the design process. Installing this wind turbine would be a first step towards higher penetration of renewable energy sources on the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2007. , 65 p.
UPTEC ES, ISSN 1650-8300 ; 07030
National Category
Engineering and Technology
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-162805OAI: diva2:461693
Educational program
Master Programme in Energy Systems Engineering
Available from: 2011-12-05 Created: 2011-12-05 Last updated: 2011-12-05Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

fulltext(8794 kB)11733 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 8794 kBChecksum SHA-512
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

By organisation
Department of Engineering Sciences
Engineering and Technology

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 11733 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

Total: 322 hits
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link