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Presented by
A.R.VISHNU KUMAR (lV-yr EEE),
vishnueee1@gmail.com(09790547787).
AND
N.R.SURENDRABABU (lV-yr EEE),
nrsurendrababu@gmail.com(8489891021).
Abstract:

Energy is the necessity for the economic
development of our country . energy
exists in different forms in nature but
the most important form is electrical
energy . modern society is so much
dependent upon the use of electrical
energy that it has become a part of our
life.
Energy is needed as heat , light , motive
power etc. the present day advancement
in science and technology has made it
possible to convert electrical energy
into any desired form. This has given
electrical energy a place of pride in the
modern world. We can’t imagine the
world without electricity.
The survival of industrial undertakings
and our social structures depend
primarily upon low cost and
uninterrupted supply of electrical
energy. In fact the advancement of a
country is measured in terms of per
capita consumption of electrical energy.
Our paper focuses on the generation of
electrical energy without using blades . it
is an innovative and simple manner.

Introduction:
Noise from wind turbine blades,
inadvertent bat and bird kills and even the
way wind turbines look have made


installing them anything but a breeze .
Resembling thin cattails, the Wind stalks
generate electricity when the wind sets
them waving.
The proposed design calls for 1,203
"“stalks," each 180-feet high with concrete
bases that are between about 33- and 66-
feet wide. The carbon-fiber stalks,
reinforced with resin, are about a foot
wide at the base tapering to about 2 inches
at the top. Each stalk will contain
alternating layers of electrodes and
ceramic discs made from piezoelectric
material, which generates a current when
put under pressure. In the case of the
stalks, the discs will compress as they sway
in the wind, creating a charge.“The idea
came from trying to find kinetic models in
nature that could be tapped to produce
energy,”
The Wind stalk wind farm spans
280,000 square feet. Based on rough
estimates, the output would be
comparable to that of a conventional wind
farm covering the same area.
Our system is very efficient in that there
is no friction loss associated with more
mechanical systems such as conventional
wind turbines. Each base is slightly
different, and is sloped so that rain will
funnel into the areas between the
concrete to help plants grow wild. These
bases form a sort of public park space and
serve a technological purpose. Each one
contains a torque generator that converts
the kinetic energy from the stalk into
energy using shock absorber cylinders
similar to the kind being developed by
Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Levant
Power .
Water in the upper chamber will flow
through turbines to the lower chamber,
releasing stored energy until the wind
starts up again. The top of each tall stalk
has an LED lamp that glows when the wind
is blowing more intensely during strong
winds and not all when the air is still. The
firm anticipates that the stalks will behave
naturally, vibrating and fluttering in the
air.
Wind stalk is completely silent, and the
image associated with them is something
we're already used to seeing in a field of
wheat or reeds in a marsh. Our hope is
that people living close to them will like to
walk through the field -- especially at night
-- under their own, private sky of swarming
stars,” .
After completion, a Wind stalk should
be able to produce as much electricity as a
single wind turbine, with the advantage
that output could be increased with a
denser array of stalks. Density is not
possible with conventional turbines, which
need to be spaced about three times the
rotor's diameter in order to avoid air
turbulence. But Wind stalks work on chaos
and turbulence so they can be installed
much closer together.
Construction:


Fig 1
It seems pioneering technology is not
always good after all. A recently study has
shown that present type of technology
being used on wind farms, could
potentially raise concerns over the low
frequency vibrations generated by wind
turbines.
. Devised as a potential clean energy
generation project/tourist attraction for
The Wind stalk concept consists of 1,203
carbon fiber reinforced resin poles, which
stand 55 meters (180 feet) high and are
anchored to the ground in concrete bases
that range between 10 and 20 meters (33-
66 ft) in diameter. The poles, which
measure 30cm (12 in.) in diameter at the
base, tapering up to a diameter of 5cm (2
in.) at the top, are packed with a stack of
piezoelectric ceramic discs. Between the
discs are electrodes that are connected by
cables that run the length of each pole –
one cable connects the even electrodes,
while another connects the odd ones.
Wind turbines are an increasingly popular
way to generate clean energy with large-
scale wind farms springing up all over the
world. However, many residents near
proposed wind farm sites have raised
concerns over the aesthetics and the low
frequency vibrations they claim are
generated by wind turbines. Instead of
relying on the wind to turn a turbine to
generate electricity, when the pole sways
in the wind, the stack of piezoelectric discs
are compressed, generating a current
through the electrodes. In a nice visual
way to indicate how much – if any – power
the poles are generating, the top 50cm (20
in.) of each pole is fitted with an LED lamp
that glows and dims relative to the amount
of power. So when the wind stops, the
LED’s go dark.
As a way to maximize the amount of
electricity the Wind stalk farm would
generate, the concept also places a torque
generator within the concrete base of each
pole. As the poles sway, fluid is forced
through the cylinders of an array of current
generating shock absorbers to convert the
kinetic energy of the swaying poles into
electrical energy.
Because the electricity generation
capabilities of a Wind stalk field site would
depend on the wind, the designers have
devised a way to store the energy. Below
the field of poles would be two large
chambers located on top of each other and
shaped like the bases of the poles but
inverted, (see the cross section image of
the pole base section below). When the
wind is blowing, part of the electricity
generated is used to power a set of pumps
that moves water from the lower chamber
to the upper one. Then, when the wind
dies down, the water flows from the upper
chamber down to the lower chamber,
turning the pumps into generators.
The Wind stalk project is still only a
concept, so the designers haven’t
determined the optimal shape for the
stalks, saying computer simulations could
be used to devise the best profile for
maximizing the pole’s movement and
variation. Even so, the design team
estimates that the overall electricity
output of the concept would be
comparable to that of a conventional wind
turbine array because, even though a
single wind turbine that is limited to the
same height as the poles may produce
more energy than a single Wind stalk, the
Wind stalks can be packed in much denser
arrays.
Our project starts out as a desire, a
whisper, like grasping at straws, clenching
water.
Our project takes clues from the way the
wind sways a field of wheat, or reeds in a
marsh.
View of stalks:

Fig 2
Shows the fig 2 and fig 3 is look like a top
view of a power pland which using wind
stalks.

Fig 3

The bases that support the poles are laid
along the site following a logarithmic
spiral, the kind we see in the center of a
sunflower. The bases all
touch each other, forming a kind of carpet,
a kind of fabric. For a visual description, a
50cm (20-inch) long poles is enough to
light up an LED lamp whenever the pole is
swaying. Base on the Wind stalk concept,
there will be two large chambers across
the field of poles that will consist a set of
pumps that will moves water from the
lower chamber to the upper one. Once the
wind stop blowwing, the water will flows
from the upper chamber down to the
lower chamber, turning the pumps into
generators.
Wind stalk is still a concept at this
moment, no wording about the ideal
height for the poles or how much poles
over one field is sufficient to generate
electricity for the water pumps in the
underground chambers. Why don’t the
designer think of pumping the water up to
the pole and let the pole swaying by itself.

Plant as a park:
Fig 4
As a way to maximize the amount of
electricity the Wind stalk farm would
generate, the concept also places a torque
generator within the concrete base of each
pole. As the poles sway, fluid is forced

through the cylinders of an array of
current generating shock absorbers to
convert the kinetic energy of the swaying
poles into electrical energy.


Basically, Wind stalk concept incorporate
piezoelectric technology into the swaying
poles, generating electricity from wind
without the necessity of having wind
turbines. Whenever the wind blow the
pole, the compressed stack of piezoelectric
discs will start to generate a current
through the electrodes.

The bases are shaped like vortices–no two
vortices are identical–When it rains, the
rain water slides down the slopes of the
bases to collect in the spaces between,
concentrating scarce water. Here, plants
can grow wild.
You can walk on the bases of the poles,
you can traverse the whole site by walking
from base to base. You can lean on the
slopes, lie down, stay awhile and listen to
the sound the wind makes as it rushes
between the poles.
Within each hollow pole is a stack of
piezoelectric ceramic discs. Between the
ceramic disks are electrodes. Every other
electrode is connected to each other by a
cable that reaches from top to bottom of
each pole. One cable connects the even
electrodes, and another cable connects the
odd ones. When the wind sways the poles,
the stack of piezoelectric disks is forced
into compression, thus generating a
current through the electrodes.
cross section view:
Fig 5
Fig 5 shows the stalks cross section. it
With in each concrete base is a hollow
chamber that houses a torque generator.
The generator converts the kinetic energy
of the swaying poles into electrical energy
by way of an array of current generating
shock absorbers, which convert energy
produced by the forced movement of fluid
through the shock absorber cylinders.
The electricity that our project generates
isn’t constant, it depends on the wind.
To compensate we make a kind of battery,
a capacitor, a way to store energy:
Below the field of poles are two very large
chambers, chambers as large as the whole
site. The chambers are shaped like the
bases of the poles but inverted, then
inverted again, and again and once more.
There’s upper chamber and a lower one
beneath. When the wind blows, part of the
electricity generated powers a set of
pumps, the pumps move water from the
lower chamber to the upper one. When
the air is still–when there is no wind– the
water from the upper chamber flows down
again turning the pumps into generators.
Our project is conceptual, yet It is based on
a set systems that already exist and work.
Our project attempts to combine these
systems into a coherent synergetic
whole.
The Wind stalk project is still only a
concept, so the designers haven’t
determined the optimal shape for the
stalks, saying computer simulations could
be used to devise the best profile for
maximizing the pole’s movement and
variation. Even so, the design team
estimates that the overall electricity
output of the concept would be
comparable to that of a conventional wind
turbine array because, even though a
single wind turbine that is limited to the
same height as the poles may produce
more energy than a single Wind stalk, the
Winds talks can be packed in much denser
arrays
NIGHT VIEW:
Fig 6
Show fig 6 .This amazing Wind stalk
concept is especially useful for those living
in the sea shore area or for sea side
resorts.where wind is a limitless energy
resource that ideal for 24/7 power
generation.
The shape of our Winds talks should be
optimized to behave as chaotically as
possible, they should flutter, oscillate,
vibrate. Computer generated simulations
can aid in determining and optimizing the
best profile for maximizing movement and
variation.
We roughly estimate that the overall
output of our project is comparable to that
of a conventional wind turbine array.
While a single wind turbine that is limited
in height to 55 meters may produce more
energy than one of our Wind stalks, our
Wind stalks can be packed in denser
arrays.
Because the electricity generation
capabilities of a Wind stalk field site would
depend on the wind, the designers have
devised a way to store the energy. Below
the field of poles would be two large
chambers located on top of each other and
shaped like the bases of the poles but
inverted, (see the cross section image of
the pole base section below). When the
wind is blowing, part of the electricity
generated is used to power a set of pumps
that moves water from the lower chamber
to the upper one. Then, when the wind
dies down, the water flows from the upper
chamber down to the lower chamber,
turning the pumps into generators
Advanadages:
 Less space required compare normal
wind power plant.
 The birds will be safe because we are
not using blades.
 No bearing losses we are not using
the bearing in this plant.
 Low maintenance compare to the
normal wind power plant.
 We can use this power plant land as a
park.
Conclusion:
Our earth need a more energy. We need
to find new and alternative methods to
produce the electrical energy. The wind
stalk system is a new method to produce
the electrical energy . more advanced
production and operating technology will
significant reduce up front and production
cost. The energy become toearth is clean
and reliable.
Reference:
 Gabrielle Jesiolowski
 Structure and
Engineering:
 Radhi Majmudar P.E.
 ISSE Innovative
Structural and Specialty
Engineering,
 Ecology and Renewable
Energy: Ian Lipsky.
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