WIND TURBINE LABORATORY EXPERIMENT

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ABSTRACT
In this experiment, students will obtain knowledge about specific wind power, calculate the wind’s frequency, and find out about different types of turbines and their advantages and disadvantages. The students will also build a wind turbine system and calculate the period and the frequency of the rotating turbine at different speeds.

INTRODUCTION
In the modern world, the interest in wind power has been growing more than ever. The energy produced by the rotating turbine from the wind is considered a renewable energy source. The goal of this lab is for the students to get familiar with the terms and obtain knowledge on the subject.

LIST OF MATERIALS



PROCEDURE
  1. Watch and follow the instructions on the instructional video below.
    NOTE: Center the wind power source on the far left side of your table so that the wind’s direction is across the center of your table.


  2. Record frequencies at each position.
    Hint: you can do so by recording dominating (tallest) frequency) from the magnitude vs. frequency plot.



    Position 01 frequency

    Position 02 frequency

    Position 03 frequency

    Position 04 frequency

    Position 05 frequency

    Position 06 frequency

    Position 07 frequency

    Position 08 frequency

    Position 09 frequency

    Position 10 frequency

    Position 11 frequency

    Position 12 frequency


  3. Distance = meters

  4. At position 5, place the plastic container. Measure the frequencies at positions 7-12:
  5. Position 07 frequency

    Position 08 frequency

    Position 09 frequency

    Position 10 frequency

    Position 11 frequency

    Position 12 frequency


  6. Position




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