Design and manufacturing of Vertical Axis Wind Turbines (VAWTS) with gates and Control using Arduino Technique


Rasha Qasim Humadi†, Hind Hadi Abdulridha‡, Haydar Hadi Jaber‡†


†Advanced manufacturing systems Engineering, Baghdad, Iraq.

‡University of technology, Baghdad, Iraq.

‡†Ministry of Electricity, Iraq.

Corresponding Author Email: haider-81@live.com, eng.rasha07@gmail.com, 70214@uotechnology.edu.iq

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Using Sketch up layout 2018, a vertical wind turbine was designed, manufactured using a CNC laser cutting machine and controlled by the fritizing beta software (version 0.93). During the manufacturing process, acrylic material is used in the designed parts. The gates have been used in current research to monitor the amount of air and the speed of the turbine entering the six-type turbine blades. The speed of the turbine was set in relation to the change in wind speed (wind energy), which resulted in the stability of the electrical generation system in terms of voltage and frequency (AC), the reduction of economic costs, the regulation of high currents by means of the controller, in addition to the control of the maintenance of the turbine. It became noticeable from experiments that the speed over a period of time was constant, which was approximately equal to 215 rpm.