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Simulation for Material Selection for a Pico Pelton Turbine’s Wheel and Buckets

Ishola, Felix and Azeta, Joseph and Agbi, George and Olatunji, Obafemi and Oyawale, Fetus A (2019) Simulation for Material Selection for a Pico Pelton Turbine’s Wheel and Buckets. In: 2nd International Conference on Sustainable Materials Processing and Manufacturing, 2019, Online.

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mechanical work which is then converted into electrical energy using an electric generator. The objective of this study is to design a Pico hydropower plant for supplementary power storage using the velocity of water harvested from rooftops during rainfall. Complete design calculations of the turbine have been performed as well as analysis of the model Pico energy device. Three types of materials considered most appropriate for the production of the model micro Pelton wheel and buckets are Steel, A390 cast aluminium alloy and Plastic due to availability and cost. The investigation was carried out using Autodesk Inventor to help select the most suitable based on the high cycle fatigue due to continuous force and displacements from the water jet. The materials performances were measured by von Mises stress, strain and displacement; and the result shows that an optimum performance of the wheel and Bucket without an undesirable level of failure in service was achieved using the Aluminum alloy.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Design; Micro Grid; Pico Turbine; Material Selection; Simulation
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Engineering Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 18 Feb 2022 11:38
Last Modified: 18 Feb 2022 11:38

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