Virtual Reality as a part of Performance Analysis and Reliability for Designing Intelligent Wind Turbine Rotors

Ashutosh Khanna and Prashant Baredar

ABSTRACT: Due to unreliable nature of wind energy, producing low cost energy from winds, its beneficial to develop sophisticated designing methodology of Wind Turbine System. The primary element turbine rotor blades can be designed with a strategy. Otherwise neither steady supply of electricity is achieved nor is the desired reliability and blade life is attained, apart from the damage from vibration, lightening, intermittent wind speeds, and directions. These environments may cause accidents, error operations, and damage to other components. In order to understand wind energy and the Wind energy Generators, their interactions can be minutely observed. As a new approach to design most efficient blades, the paper discusses the application of Virtual Reality-based models designing Intelligent Wind turbine Blades. This is implemented by first developing CAD Models, than transporting the system to MATLAB applications having VR Toolbox and than understanding the analysis using Head Mounted displays and SIMULINK graphs predicting effects of utilizing sensors in a rotor blades for desired reliability and optimum operations, life cycle of Wind turbine blades.

KEYWORDS: Virtual Reality, CAD, Product Design. Wind Turbine Blades

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