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  • Open Access


    Enhanced Perturb and Observe Control Algorithm for a Standalone Domestic Renewable Energy System

    N. Kanagaraj1,*, Obaid Aldosari1, M. Ramasamy2, M. Vijayakumar2

    Intelligent Automation & Soft Computing, Vol.37, No.2, pp. 2291-2306, 2023, DOI:10.32604/iasc.2023.039101

    Abstract The generation of electricity, considering environmental and economic factors is one of the most important challenges of recent years. In this article, a thermoelectric generator (TEG) is proposed to use the thermal energy of an electric water heater (EWH) to generate electricity independently. To improve the energy conversion efficiency of the TEG, a fuzzy logic controller (FLC)-based perturb & observe (P&O) type maximum power point tracking (MPPT) control algorithm is used in this study. An EWH is one of the major electricity consuming household appliances which causes a higher electricity price for consumers. Also, a significant amount of thermal energy… More >

  • Open Access


    PMSG Based Wind Energy Conversion System Using Intelligent MPPT with HGRSC Converter

    S. Kirubadevi*, S. Sutha

    Intelligent Automation & Soft Computing, Vol.34, No.2, pp. 895-910, 2022, DOI:10.32604/iasc.2022.025395

    Abstract Wind power conversion systems play a significant position in grid-coupled renewable source networks. In this paper, a permanent magnet based synchronous alternator type wind energy scheme is considered for analysis. The enhanced performance of wind power conversion could be reached by improving maximum power point tracking (MPPT) and by modernising the control circuit of the power electronic circuit. The main task is to enrich its performance level by proposing fuzzy gain scheduling (FGS) based optimal torque management for maximum power point tracking. In addition to the improved MPPT, this article analyses different topologies of direct current–direct current (DC–DC) converters such… More >

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    Enhanced Atom Search Optimization Based Optimal Control Parameter Tunning of PMSG for MPPT

    Xin He1, Ping Wei2, Xiaoyan Gong1, Xiangfei Meng3, Dong Shan4, Jiawei Zhu5,*

    Energy Engineering, Vol.119, No.1, pp. 145-161, 2022, DOI:10.32604/EE.2022.015910

    Abstract For the past few years, wind energy is the most popular non-traditional resource among renewable energy resources and it’s significant to make full use of wind energy to realize a high level of generating power. Moreover, diverse maximum power point tracking (MPPT) methods have been designed for varying speed operation of wind energy conversion system (WECS) applications to obtain optimal power extraction. Hence, a novel and meta-heuristic technique, named enhanced atom search optimization (EASO), is designed for a permanent magnet synchronous generator (PMSG) based WECS, which can be employed to track the maximum power point. One of the most promising… More >

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    A Study on the Unsteady Flow Characteristics and Energy Conversion in the Volute of a Pump-as-Turbine Device

    Senchun Miao1,2,*, Hongbiao Zhang1, Wanglong Tian1, Yinqiang Li2

    FDMP-Fluid Dynamics & Materials Processing, Vol.17, No.6, pp. 1021-1036, 2021, DOI:10.32604/fdmp.2021.016925

    Abstract To study the unsteady flow and related energy conversion process in the volute of a pump-as-turbine (PAT) device, six different working conditions have been considered. Through numerical calculation, the spatio-temporal variation of static pressure, dynamic pressure, total pressure and turbulent energy dissipation have been determined in each section of the volute. It is concluded that the reduction of the total power of two adjacent sections of the PAT volute is equal to the sum of the power lost by the fluid while moving from one section to the other and the power output from the two adjacent sections. For a… More >

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    Experimental and Numerical Study on the Shear Strength and Strain Energy of Rock Under Constant Shear Stress and Unloading Normal Stress

    Tantan Zhu1, Da Huang2,3,*, Jianxun Chen1, Yanbin Luo1, Longfei Xu1

    CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol.127, No.1, pp. 79-97, 2021, DOI:10.32604/cmes.2021.014808

    Abstract Excavation and earth surface processes (e.g., river incision) always induce the unloading of stress, which can cause the failure of rocks. To study the shear mechanical behavior of a rock sample under unloading normal stress conditions, a new stress path for direct shear tests was proposed to model the unloading of stress caused by excavation and other processes. The effects of the initial stresses (i.e., the normal stress and shear stress before unloading) on the shear behavior and energy conversion were investigated using laboratory tests and numerical simulations. The shear strength of a rock under constant stress or under unloading… More >

  • Open Access


    Study on Energy Conversion Characteristics in Volute of Pump as Turbine

    Senchun Miao1,2,*, Hongbiao Zhang1, Fengxia Shi1, Xiaohui Wang1, Xijin Ma1

    FDMP-Fluid Dynamics & Materials Processing, Vol.17, No.1, pp. 201-214, 2021, DOI:10.32604/fdmp.2021.012950

    Abstract A volute is a curved funnel with cross-sectional area increasing towards the discharge port. The volute of a centrifugal pump is the casing hosting the fluid being pumped by the impeller. In Pump-as-turbine devices (PAT), vice versa the volute plays the role of energy conversion element. In the present analysis, this process is analyzed using CFD. The results show that in the contraction section of volute the conversion between dynamic pressure energy and static pressure energy essentially depends on the reduction of flow area, while in the spiral section, frictional losses also play a significant role. From the throat to… More >

  • Open Access


    CFD Simulation and Experimental Study of a New Elastic Blade Wave Energy Converter

    Chongfei Sun1, Jianzhong Shang1, Zirong Luo1, Xin Li2,*, Zhongyue Lu1, Guoheng Wu1

    FDMP-Fluid Dynamics & Materials Processing, Vol.16, No.6, pp. 1147-1159, 2020, DOI:10.32604/fdmp.2020.09937

    Abstract Small moving vehicles represent an important category of marine engineering tools and devices (equipment) typically used for ocean resource detection and maintenance of marine rights and interests. The lack of efficient power supply modes is one of the technical bottlenecks restricting the effective utilisation of this type of equipment. In this work, the performance characteristics of a new type of elastic-blade/wave-energy converter (EBWEC) and its core energy conversion component (named wave energy absorber) are comprehensively studied. In particular, computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations and experiments have been used to analyze the hydrodynamics and performance characteristics of the EBWEC. The pressure… More >

  • Open Access


    Energy Conversion and Utilization System of Municipal Solid Waste

    Qin Liu*, Ruliang Zhang

    Energy Engineering, Vol.117, No.2, pp. 89-98, 2020, DOI:10.32604/EE.2020.010373

    Abstract With the development of urbanization in China, the problem of garbage disposal has become increasingly serious. Among the existing waste treatment technologies, pyrolysis is an emerging treatment technology, which has obvious advantages in terms of reduction and secondary pollution. It has good development prospects. This article first compares the advantages and disadvantages of various existing waste treatment technologies, and proposes an organization method that combines thermogravimetric analysis, kinetic analysis, tube furnace experiments, and domestic waste pyrolysis and low-calorie heat the decomposed gases burn together. Urban garbage is one of the main pollution sources of modern urban environmental pollution in the… More >

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    Towards computational design of Fe(II) chromophores for solar energy conversion

    Elena Jakubikova, David N. Bowman

    The International Conference on Computational & Experimental Engineering and Sciences, Vol.19, No.4, pp. 127-128, 2011, DOI:10.3970/icces.2011.019.127

    Abstract The Sun is an abundant source of energy capable of meeting all our energy needs if properly harvested. Some of the ways to utilize solar energy is conversion of sunlight to electricity via photovoltaic solar cells or to chemical fuels via photocatalytic synthetic cells. Many of such systems are designed around a photoactive molecule (a chromophore) anchored to a semiconductor. The conversion of sunlight to electricity occurs via absorption of light by the chromophore, followed by the interfacial electron transfer between the chromophore and semiconductor. We investigate the use of Fe(II)-polypyridine compounds as chromophores in the molecular assemblies for solar… More >

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