Thesis - Open Access
Master of Science (MS)
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
Number of Pages
South Dakota State University
Karnitis, John V., "Design of a Vertical Axis and Turbine-variable Speed Heat Pump Alternate Energy System" (1979). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 5045.