Characteristics of Archimedes screw turbine microhydro power plant in various gearboxes

Bachtera Indarto, Bachtiar Yusuf, M. A. Bustomi*

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Abstract

Electrical energy has become a basic need of modern society, but the provision of electrical energy is still not able to meet the needs of the community. Many potential energy sources can be converted into electrical energy. One of the potential energy sources is the flow of water that can be used for micro-hydro power plants in remote areas. This paper describes the results of research on micro hydro power plants using Archimedes screw turbines. The aim of the research was to study the effect of variations of the turbine gearbox and generator on the characteristics and performance of the Archimedes screw turbine micro hydro generator. The novelty and uniqueness of the research is that the turbine and generator are analyzed as a single system. As a single combined turbine and generator system, there will be two kinds of system characteristics, namely mechanical characteristics and electrical characteristics. There were five variations of the gearbox ratio used in the study, namely 1, 1.4, 1.56, 2.33 and 2.56. The water discharge used to drive the turbine was 2.64 l/m and the elevation angle of the turbine slope was 30°. In the 2.56 gear ratio variation, the highest rpm, voltage, current and electric power were obtained. While the largest average torque was obtained at gear ratio 1. From the results of the study obtained a relationship that the greater the gearbox ratio, the rpm, voltage, current and electric power increase, otherwise the torque produced decreases.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2nd International Symposium on Physics and Applications 2021
EditorsRetno Asih, Nasori, Saifuddin, Muhammad Haekal
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9780735444676
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 9 May 2023
Event2nd International Symposium on Physics and Applications 2021, ISPA 2021 - Surabaya, Indonesia
Duration: 13 Nov 202114 Nov 2021

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume2604
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Conference

Conference2nd International Symposium on Physics and Applications 2021, ISPA 2021
Country/TerritoryIndonesia
CitySurabaya
Period13/11/2114/11/21

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