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

Nayan, Hazila (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 of a wind turbine system and the evaluation of aerodynamics performance of pickup truck with wind turbine system. Pickup truck with wind turbine models was developed using Solid Work sohare. Computer simulation (using Ansys software) was carried out to investigate the effects of wind turbine installation on aerodynamics of the pickup truck. Three pickup truck models with different wind turbine system positions i.e in front of the fiont bumper, on top of the hood and on top of the roof plus one model without the wind turbine system were simulated. The study proved that the position of the wind turbine system will change the characteristic of the air flow around the pickup truck body and affects the aerodynamic performance of the pickup truck. Without the wind turbine, the coefficient of drag Cd for the pickup truck model was 0.345, which was computable to that of stated in Toyota Hilux specification.. As for the model with wind turbine, the Cd obtained were 0.345, 0.349. 0.353 and 0.344 for the case of fiont bumper, hood, roof and under pickup truck respectively. Extended fiont bumper of a pickup truck was not significantly affect the aerodynamics performance of the pickup truck. The Cd obtained for the case of extended bumper was slightly lower than of the original bumper height.

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 06:45
Last Modified: 31 Jan 2016 06:45
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/7505
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