DESIGNING OF A WIND TURBINE USING WIND ENERGY POTENTIAL, A CASE OF FUTA

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In this study of designing a wind turbine using wind energy potential, a case of FUTA. Weibull distribution function method was adopt with the help of probability density function and cumulative density function analysis, the wind speed characteristics and energy potential of the study area was investigated using hourly wind speed data that span between 1 and 12 months (1year) and measured at a height of 10 m. Hellmann power law was used to derive the wind characteristics of the study area to 20m, 30m, 40m, 50m, and 60m heights respectively. The data was analyzed and plotted using R-studio and Microsoft Excel. It was shown that the monthly mean wind speed at the 10m height original data collected are 1.8m/s, 1.13m/s, 1.12m/s, 1.3m/s, 1.47m/s, 1.49m/s, 1.79m/s, 1.80m/s, 1.44m/s, 1.40m/s, 1.58m/s, respectively. The type of wind turbine that can work perfectly in the study area was determined which is “AVANTIS-927”. According to this research the performance of this selected wind turbine models on monthly basis would be able to produce rated power between (3Kw to 50Kw) at a varying height, i.e. depending on the height of the tower because the higher the turbine tower the more efficient the turbine to produce power. 


TABLE OF CONTENTS 

Certification                     i 

Dedication                               ii

 Acknowledgement                   iii 

Abstract                               iv 

Table of                               v 

List of Tables                                  vi 

List of Figures                              vii 

CHAPTER ONE 

1.0  Introduction                    1-3 

1.1  Site selection for a wind turbine                3-4

 1.2  Statement of problem                  4

 1.3  Justification of the study                  5 

1.4  Research questions                    5 

1.5  Aim and objectives                    5

 1.5.1  Aim                        5 

1.5.2  Objective                      5 

CHAPTER TWO

2.0  Literature review                   6 - 11 

2.1  Wind turbine                     11 – 12 

2.1.1  Advantages of wind turbine                  12 – 13

 2.1.2  Disadvantages of wind turbine                13 – 14 

2.1.3  Types of wind turbine                  15 – 20

 2.2  Design of wind turbine                  20 – 22 

2.3  Aerodynamic of wind turbine               22 

2.3.1  Power coefficient and Betz’s law               22 

2.3.2  Lift and drag force                    23  

CHAPTER THREE 

3.0  Study area                    24

 3.1  Location                    24-25 

3.2  Data and Methodology                 26 

3.2.1  Data                        26 

3.2.2  Methodology                     26 – 28 

3.2.2.2 Determination of Weibull parameter              28 – 29 

3.2.2.3      Mean wind power density and energy density           29  

3.2.2.4      Wind profile                    30-31 

3.2.2.5     Mean wind speed variance                31  

CHAPTER FOUR   4.0  Result and discussion                 32 

4.1  Weibull Probability Density function and cumulative Density function     40

 4.1.1  Probability Density function                  40 – 43 

4.1.2  Cumulative Density function                44 – 50 

4.2  Time series analyses                   51 

4.2.1  Daily mean wind speed (time series)               51 

4.2.2  Daily mean wind speed (flow chart)                52 

4.3  Mean wind speed and variances                53 

4.4  Most probable wind speed and wind speed carrying maximum energy      53 - 57 

4.5  Wind power density and energy density at all height           57 - 59 

4.6  Annual mean wind and mean power density             69 - 62 

4.7  Analyses of wind speed and Weibull parameters              (k-shape factor and c-scale factor)                62 – 66 

4.8  Wind turbine power output                   67 – 68 

CHAPTER FIVE 

5.0  Conclusion and Recommendation                69

 5.1  Conclusion                     69 - 70 

5.2  Recommendation                    71 

References                      72 - 77

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Quadri Babatunde, Y (2020). DESIGNING OF A WIND TURBINE USING WIND ENERGY POTENTIAL, A CASE OF FUTA. Afribary.com: Retrieved October 22, 2020, from https://afribary.com/works/design-of-a-wind-turbine

MLA 8th

Yakubu, Quadri Babatunde. "DESIGNING OF A WIND TURBINE USING WIND ENERGY POTENTIAL, A CASE OF FUTA" Afribary.com. Afribary.com, 07 Jul. 2020, https://afribary.com/works/design-of-a-wind-turbine . Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

MLA7

Yakubu, Quadri Babatunde. "DESIGNING OF A WIND TURBINE USING WIND ENERGY POTENTIAL, A CASE OF FUTA". Afribary.com, Afribary.com, 07 Jul. 2020. Web. 22 Oct. 2020. < https://afribary.com/works/design-of-a-wind-turbine >.

Chicago

Yakubu, Quadri Babatunde. "DESIGNING OF A WIND TURBINE USING WIND ENERGY POTENTIAL, A CASE OF FUTA" Afribary.com (2020). Accessed October 22, 2020. https://afribary.com/works/design-of-a-wind-turbine