Levitating Frictionless Vertical Windmill
Levitating Frictionless Vertical Windmill report
Abstract: This project dwells on the implementation of an alternate configuration of a wind turbine for power generation purposes. Using the effects of magnetic repulsion, spiral shaped wind-turbine blades will be fitted on a rod for stability during rotation and suspended on magnets as a replacement for ball bearings which are normally used on conventional wind turbines. Power will then be generated with an axial flux generator, which incorporates the use of permanent magnets and a set of coils. The aim of this paper is to design and implement a magnetically levitated vertical axis wind turbine system that has theability to operate in both low and high (1.5m/s to 40m/s) wind speed conditions. This new model of wind turbine uses magnetic levitation to reduce the internal friction of the rotor which is considered as a revolution in the field of wind technology, producing 20% more energy than a conventional turbine, at the same time decreasing operational costs by 50% over the traditional wind turbine. Hence this technology provides an extreme efficient, versatile and elegant method of producing power from wind with nearly zero pollution. Our choice for this model is to showcase its efficiency in varying wind conditions as compared to the traditional horizontal axis wind turbine and contribute to its steady growing popularity for the purpose of mass utilization in the near future as a reliable source of power generation. Hence the main objective of this paper is to harness wind energy in more efficient way with frictionless magnetic levitated operation.