2015-06-06 (Sa) Wind Generator Test Base

The PVC testing station was unwieldy to mount and move. Joints in the adapters were coming undone. After considerable deliberation a design was made which would allow for the test stations to be mounted visibly without a lot of turbulence from nearly stations. Basically, a 5' (150cm) length of 2" PVC was suspended off a patio by fastening to the railing. U-bolts were used to support from the top rail and angled support bracket. By using two mounting points the structure will be kept upright.

Schematic of design

Parts were purchased from a hardware store to build two copies of the above design. Each copy is capable of supporting three stations but only five will be used. The last position may be occupied by an anemometer.

 Mounted PVC

Purchased parts

Files for Wind Generator Turbine Design Tests

To do:
  • Construct a new test rig
  • Cut new support arms to go between pulley and generator
  • Record testing of new spacing pieces with Arduino
  • Start testing

The rest of the posts for this project have been arranged by date.

First time here?

Completed projects from year 1.
Completed projects from year 2

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2015-06-04 (Th)