Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Award Date

1979

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Agricultural Engineering

Abstract

The primary objective if the project is to design an unguyed wind energy conversion system consisting of a Savonius rotor assisted non-articulating 5m (15 ft) diameter Darrius vertical axis wind turbine, which is self-starting, and is mechanically coupled by a V-belt drive to an automotive air conditioning variable speed compressor. The variable speed-compressor is utilized as a mover for a variable speed heat pump system. The basic objective is further subdivided into the following objectives:
1. To develop a preliminary design of the wind energy conversion system, which later cane be modified to the existing energy needs.
2. To predict the performance of the wind energy thermal system through analysis and integration of the performance characteristics of the system components.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Wind power Heat pumps Agriculture -- Energy consumption Wind turbines

Format

application/pdf

Number of Pages

99

Publisher

South Dakota State University

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