laws of thermodynamics

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A question asks "a biology student who learned about the Laws of Thermodynamics, suggested that the schools Engineering Department should have designed a wind machine that directly turned the campus motors: how would her suggested change improve efficiency?

Oct 21st, 2017

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The goal of Uprise Energy is to improve wind gust energy capture thru the use and application of four innovations.

  1. Wind prediction
  2. Variable speed transmission
  3. Constant speed generator

How to improve wind turbines efficiency?

Wind turbines can be improved by having simple flaps that will change in response to the change in wind. This characteristic will help greatly since the turbine blades will be characterized with the wind direction therefore the blades are in automatic control of correct steps of adjusting to the low or high winds.

In order to get optimum efficiency, it is necessary to improve wind turbines by providing information into the active control system from the sensors to avoid wind turbine break from high winds. Since wind energy is increasingly becoming the electrical power, its efficiency is very much important to identify the work load being exerted on the turbine blades consecutively to predict fatigue and avoid a breakdown of the turbines and therefore avoiding huge expenses that can be used to repair a turbine.

It is also very important to have simple but extra curved than straight blades to make it easier for the sensor records to show how greatly a blade has bent and twisted from the winds. There are some cases where the level of energy might reduce when you most need it. This is attributed to the fact that the wind speed is low, due to this, there is need to improve the efficiency of wind turbines so as to function normally at all times.

Wind speed during the day is said to be slow hence there is need to develop stable power that is generated by this energy producer. Due to this, mechanical experts are working on ways in which stable energy or power will be produced all through the day using this wind turbine irrespective of wind speed.

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