Feasibility study on wind energy harvesting system implementation in moving trains

Venera Nurmanova, Mehdi Bagheri, Adilet Sultanbek, Arsalan Hekmati, Hassan Bevrani
2017 2017 International Siberian Conference on Control and Communications (SIBCON)  
Feasibility study on implementing wind power generation on moving train is discussed in this Thesis. Wind turbines installation over the train roof is suggested and tested from different aspects. Practical aspects of wind energy utilization are discussed and challenges are highlighted. Calculations of wind power generation for wagon roof mounted turbine are provided and air drag of turbine is discussed. Simulation study is performed in SolidWorks environment to explore air drag influence of
more » ... ag influence of wind turbines on moving train. Simulation of wind power generation is also conducted in MATLAB Simulink. Analytically the generated power is compared to mechanical power required to overcome the extra air drag caused by wind turbines over the train wagons. Economical profit of the suggested design is also discussed in detail. The fuel economy and resultant decrease of the carbon dioxide emission have shown the reasonableness of investments on wind turbine implementation on the passenger trains. The payback period calculations for different scenarios are also discussed at the end. ii I also want to thank my family and friends who supported me during this journey and never lost the faith in me. iii Publications
doi:10.1109/sibcon.2017.7998495 fatcat:p5pxsepjfvaz3hr6eyhmin6r4y