Date of Award
Master of Science in Materials Science and Engineering - (M.S.)
Committee for the Interdisciplinary Program in Materials Science and Engineering
N. M. Ravindra
Siva P.V. Nadimpalli
Magnetic Augmented Rotation System (MARS) works by magnetic field coupling, to transfer torque from the driver to the rotor without contact. This characteristic has significant applications to the wind turbine but research in combination of MARS and wind turbine has not been done in the literature. In this thesis, a small-scale wind turbine is designed, built and characterized in a prototype wind tunnel. The test results are analyzed and computer-aided software simulation is used as an auxiliary method to understand the mechanism of MARS. The power coefficient of this new wind turbine is estimated to be about 40%. The “gear ratio” is proportional to the magnetic poles. The magnetic coupling transfers torque well.
Li, Da, "Design, construction and characterization OFA magnetic augmented rotation system (MARS) based wind turbine" (2015). Theses. 243.