Rotor of a wind pump for use in shallow well salt farming at Tuticorin - A design exercise

Venkatanarayana, AR and Kailash, K (1990) Rotor of a wind pump for use in shallow well salt farming at Tuticorin - A design exercise. Technical Report. National Aeronautical Laboratory, Bangalore, India.

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    Abstract

    Rotor of a water pumping windmill converts energy from the wind into shaft power. Hence rotor of a wind machine plays a very important role in wind pump application. For a given application of the wind machine,the aerodynamic design of rotor involves optimising the rotor and its components to produce maximum power co-efficient, which is the ratio of the actual rotor output to the energy available in the wind for a given rotor area. An effort has been made in this design exercise to optimise the rotor of a water pumping windmill for salt farming application from shallow wells (suction head less than 8 mt.)at Tuticorin, in Tamil Nadu,a moderate to strong windy coastal region, using a centripetal pump as the load.

    Item Type: Proj.Doc/Technical Report (Technical Report)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Tip speed ratio;Discharge;Chord;Power co-efficient;Wind speed;Lift;Drag;Rotor
    Subjects: AERONAUTICS > Aerodynamics
    Division/Department: Wind Energy Programme, Wind Energy Programme
    Depositing User: Ms. Alphones Mary
    Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2012 11:02
    Last Modified: 11 Jan 2012 14:39
    URI: http://nal-ir.nal.res.in/id/eprint/10199

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