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Analysis of Dynamic Behaviour and Power Generation of a Wind-tidal System for Marine Environment

Sobamowo, M.G. and Ogunmola, B.Y. and Ogbemhe, J.A. (2012) Analysis of Dynamic Behaviour and Power Generation of a Wind-tidal System for Marine Environment. In: 2012 International Conference on Clean Technology and Engineering Management (ICCEM 2012), 12th-15th, Mechanical Engineering,Covenant University,Ota,Nigeria.

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This work presents the analysis of dynamic behaviour and power generation of a wind-tidal hybrid system. Mathematical models and system design approach were used to investigate the feasibility, reliability and economic impact of the system. From the system design analysis carried out, by harnessing the tidal energy with wind energy in marine environment, the total power generated (approximately 180KW) by the hybrid power system showed a significant improvement over a wind turbine system which only generates a maximum power of 25KW at the rotor diameter as reported in literature. The effects of aerodynamics and hydrodynamics forces on the structure were investigated through the analysis of dynamic behaviour of the system under different loads and at various sites in the marine environment. The stability and the optimum turbine design were found to depend on the wind and tidal speed distribution of the specific site in the environment. The long term benefit of this work is aimed at meeting the energy needs of coastal dwellers by implementing the hybrid power system. Also, the gridless system could be used to generate power for both large and small scale industries in the marine environment

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Engineering Sciences
Depositing User: Mr Solomon Bayoko
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2014 16:48
Last Modified: 09 Jan 2014 16:48

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