A study of hourly wind speeds at Bhopal from the point of view of wind power utilization

Prakasarao, MS (1963) A study of hourly wind speeds at Bhopal from the point of view of wind power utilization. Technical Report. National Aeronautical Laboratory, Bangalore, India.

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    Abstract

    The hourly wind speeds at Bhopal for the three years 1958 to 1960 have been analysed. Frequencies and cumulative frequencies have been worked out and used to estimate the amount of energy extractable from the wind under certain assumptions. Durations of spells of low wind (less than 8 km.p.h.) and the diurnal variation of wind have also been discussed. The yearly average wind speed at Bhopal is 11 km.p.h. The annual energy output works out to 1,370km. for a wind electric generator with an overall power coefficient of 12 percent. the annual water pumping capacity of a WP-2 type windmill is estimated at about 42,000 kilolitres (9,240,000 gallons).

    Item Type: Proj.Doc/Technical Report (Technical Report)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Pumping capacity;Windmill
    Subjects: GEOSCIENCES > Energy Production and Conversion
    Division/Department: Wind Energy Programme
    Depositing User: M/S ICAST NAL
    Date Deposited: 31 Jan 2007
    Last Modified: 24 May 2010 09:54
    URI: http://nal-ir.nal.res.in/id/eprint/3814

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