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SYNOPSIS
ON

WIND TURBINE
SUBMITTED IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT
FOR THE AWARD OF THE
DEGREE OF

BACHELOR OF TECHNOLOGY
IN

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
Submitted by
Masood Kamram
Shakir Mushtaq
Vivek Sharma
Hulas

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Under the guidance of


Er. Pardeep Kamboj

(2013 2017)

Haryana Engineering College


Jagadhri
(Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra

INTRODUCTION

A wind turbine is a device that converts the wind's kinetic energy into electrical power. The term
appears to have been adopted fromhydroelectric technology (rotary propeller). The technical
description of a wind turbine is aerofoil-powered generator.
As a result of over a millennium of windmill development and modern engineering, today's wind
turbines are manufactured in a wide range of vertical and horizontal axis types. The smallest
turbines are used for applications such as battery charging for auxiliary power for boats
or caravans or to power traffic warning signs. Slightly larger turbines can be used for making
contributions to a domestic power supply while selling unused power back to the utility supplier
via the electrical grid. Arrays of large turbines, known as wind farms, are becoming an
increasingly important source of renewable energy and are used by many countries as part of a
strategy to reduce their reliance onfossil fuels.
On most horizontal windturbine farms, a spacing of about 6-10 times the rotor diameter is often
upheld. However, for large wind farms distances of about 15 rotor diameters should be more
economically optimal, taking into account typical wind turbine and land costs. This conclusion
has been reached by research[54] conducted by Charles Meneveau of the Johns Hopkins
University,[55] and Johan Meyers of Leuven University in Belgium, based on computer
simulations[56] that take into account the detailed interactions among wind turbines (wakes) as
well as with the entire turbulent atmospheric boundary layer. Moreover, recent research by John
Dabiri of Caltech suggests that vertical wind turbines may be placed much more closely together
so long as an alternating pattern of rotation is created allowing blades of neighbouring turbines to
move in the same direction as they approach one another

WORKING
Simply stated, a wind turbine works the opposite of a fan. Instead of using electricity to make
wind, like a fan, wind turbines use wind to make electricity. The wind turns the blades, which
spin a shaft, which connects to a generator and makes electricity. View the wind turbine
animation to see how a wind turbine works or take a look inside.
Wind is a form of solar energy and is a result of the uneven heating of the atmosphere by the sun,
the irregularities of the earth's surface, and the rotation of the earth. Wind flow patterns and
speeds vary greatly across the United States and are modified by bodies of water, vegetation, and
differences in terrain. Humans use this wind flow, or motion energy, for many purposes: sailing,
flying a kite, and even generating electricity.
The terms wind energy or wind power describe the process by which the wind is used to generate
mechanical power or electricity. Wind turbines convert the kinetic energy in the wind into
mechanical power. This mechanical power can be used for specific tasks (such as grinding grain
or pumping water) or a generator can convert this mechanical power into electricity.

TYPES OF WIND TURBINES

Modern wind turbines fall into two basic groups: the horizontal-axis variety, as shown in the
photo to the far right, and the vertical-axis design, like the eggbeater-style Darrieus model
pictured to the immediate right, named after its French inventor. Horizontal-axis wind turbines
typically either have two or three blades. These three-bladed wind turbines are operated
"upwind," with the blades facing into the wind.

Wind turbines can be built on land or offshore in large bodies of water like oceans and lakes.
Though the United States does not currently have any offshore wind turbines, the Department of
Energy is funding efforts that will make this technology available in U.S. waters.