Wind Turbine Electrical Generation System
WindLab™ is housed in a self-contained wind tunnel and includes a variable frequency drive for programming custom wind profiles. Its 3-phase generator is driven by a planetary gearbox. A unique aspect includes rapid prototyped airfoils that enable open-ended student design.
- This state-of-the-art wind power education system features custom on-board instrumentation created with LabVIEW™ and has an open architecture for student designed instrumentation and data collection.
- System sensor package to entail 15 data reading points to include compressor inlet temperature and pressure, compressor stage exit temperature and pressure, turbine inlet temperature and pressure, power turbine inlet temperature and pressure, power turbine exit temperature and pressure, fuel flow, engine core RPM, power turbine RPM, generator current and power.
- WindLab™ is a classroom-sized energy power plant built to last with aerospace grade components including an all alloy planetary gear box, 3-phase power generator, cut-away gondola cover, a stainless steel tower, and rapid prototyped blades.