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The application of the micro-siting technique in Tioman Island, Malaysia using the RIAM-COMPACT software

Rosly, Nurhayati and Mohd, Sofian (2014) The application of the micro-siting technique in Tioman Island, Malaysia using the RIAM-COMPACT software. Applied Mechanics and Materials, 660. pp. 745-749. ISSN 1662-7482

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Abstract

ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) countries may have a huge potential for utilizing wind energy as it requires little in the way of land. Land in these countries is very fertile and is used by other alternatives, therefore reducing its conduciveness for developing solar energy. The wind resources map is widely available for Laos, Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia and Philippines but there is not much information about other ASEAN countries. Based on meteorological data, Tioman Island was selected as the area that had the best potential for installing wind turbines in Malaysia. A more detailed study was conducted using a CFD model for unsteady flow, known as the Research Institute for Applied Mechanics, Kyushu University, COMputational Prediction of Airflow over Complex Terrain (RIAM-COMPACT) which is based on the Large- Eddy Simulation (LES) technique. Micro-siting technique is used as a tool for selecting appropriate point and an inappropriate point for locating wind turbine generators (WTGs) at Tioman Island, Malaysia. The suggested points for locating WTGs were shown based on the numerical results obtained from the calculation.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: renewable energy; wind energy; micro-siting; RIAM-COMPACT; Tioman Island
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK1001-1841 Production of electric energy or power. Powerplants. Central stations
Divisions: Faculty of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering > Department of Aeronautical Engineering
Depositing User: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 31 Mar 2015 07:31
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2015 07:31
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/6470
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