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Evaluation of energy conversion and storage systems for vehicle's wind turbine

Husain, Mohd Hazruwadi (2015) Evaluation of energy conversion and storage systems for vehicle's wind turbine. Masters thesis, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia.


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This project involved the design and fabrication of energy conversion and storage system for vehicle's wind turbine. The energy generated by wind turbine was stored in the 12 volt battery for the use of the vehicle components. In the early stage of the project, a review of the existing energy conversion and storage for vehicle's power system was carried out. Several circuit designs were proposed and tested by using National Instrument Software. An optimum design for energy conversion system is fabricated and mounted on a vehicle. A test was conducted on the energy conversion and storage system to evaluate its performance. The results indicated that the power generated by the system is directly proportional to the speed of the alternator. The time taken for charging a battery was also recorded and it was found that about 2 to 3 hours was required to fully charge the 12-volt battery depending on the size and capacity of the battery used. The power generated by the system was 20.4 watt and 120.5 watt at cruising speed of 60 km/h and 120 km/h, respectively. The final step in the project is to increase the voltage stored in the battery up to 200 volts. The high voltage is required to charge the battery with high voltage capacity.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery > TJ807-830 Renewable energy sources
Depositing User: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 31 Jan 2016 06:54
Last Modified: 31 Jan 2016 06:54
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/7502
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