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Design and Fabrication of Electromagnetic Clutch for Wind Turbine

Author(s):

S. Riyaz Haja Mohideen , R.M.K COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; Sai Abiram G. P, R.M.K COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; Vinoth Kumar.K, R..M.KCOLLEGE OF ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY

Keywords:

Electromagnetic clutch, wind turbine

Abstract

Wind turbines are becoming popular in the renewable energy world. High cost of wind turbines, high cost for maintenance, lots of broken wind turbines were left idle, high noise level and inefficient wind are some of the major disadvantages of wind turbines. In this project experiment, we have concentrated in putting out one such disadvantage of the wind turbine. Most of the wind turbines use the wind energy to turn the mechanical parts. Often because of sudden wind currents and gusts due to heavy storms and hurricanes the mechanical components are under severe stresses. This may cause damage to both the turbine blades and the generator components. Present system to overcome this issue say hydraulic clutches and brakes is not much efficient. During the maintenance process, changing of the hydraulic fluid is very time consuming and require sophisticated machineries. Therefore the maintenance cost becomes high. To overcome this issue, the hydraulic clutches are replaced with electromagnetic clutches that are cheaper, easier to replace and more efficient. A miniature prototype model was fabricated to explain the use of hydraulic clutch in wind turbines. With this project, high cost of maintenance and breakdown of turbines can be reduced.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV4I50476
Published in: Volume : 4, Issue : 5
Publication Date: 01/08/2016
Page(s): 997-1000

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