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

Janardhan, S and Viswanath, S (1963) A study of the hourly wind speeds at Gopalpur 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 Gopalpur recorded.by a Dinesx2019; Pressure-Tube Anemograph, were used to study their13; frequency distribution, estimate the energy extractable from13; wind by a windmill under certain assumptions and also examine such characteristics of the wind as diurnal variation and spells of low wind. The annual mean wind speed at Gopalpur works out to 13 b.p.h. The annual energy output of a wind electric generator of rotor area 33 sq.m. and a uniform overall power coefficient of 12 per cent works out to about 3,640 khh. The average quantity of water that can be pumped in a year by a WP-2 type windmill has been estimated a t about 1,06,600 kilolitres (2,3,52,000 gal. approximately), i.e. 290 kl. (63,800 gal) per day.

    Item Type: Proj.Doc/Technical Report (Technical Report)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Pressure-tube;Windmill;Gopalpur
    Subjects: GEOSCIENCES > Energy Production and Conversion
    GEOSCIENCES > Meteorology and Climatology
    Division/Department: Wind Energy Programme, Wind Energy Programme
    Depositing User: M/S ICAST NAL
    Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2007
    Last Modified: 24 May 2010 09:54
    URI: http://nal-ir.nal.res.in/id/eprint/3834

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