Wind Turbine Applications in Doha Metro, Qatar
|International Journal of Mechanical Engineering|
|© 2020 by SSRG - IJME Journal|
|Volume 7 Issue 2|
|Year of Publication : 2020|
|Authors : Yasin Furkan GORGULU, Mustafa Arif OZGUR, Ramazan KOSE|
Yasin Furkan GORGULU, Mustafa Arif OZGUR, Ramazan KOSE, "Wind Turbine Applications in Doha Metro, Qatar" SSRG International Journal of Mechanical Engineering 7.2 (2020): 21-25.
Yasin Furkan GORGULU, Mustafa Arif OZGUR, Ramazan KOSE,(2020). Wind Turbine Applications in Doha Metro, Qatar. SSRG International Journal of Mechanical Engineering 7(2), 21-25.
In this study, a large amount of air flow is observed in “Doha Metro” which is created by the movement of the trains. Therefore, it is thought that waste but a new potential is that it can be used in generating electrical energy. In literature, similar studies have been found which are located in India, the US and China. However, this project differs from others with various preferences such as the sites of turbine location and type. Horizontal axis wind turbines for the first scenario and vertical axis wind turbines are planned to be installed in spots in which air properties such as pressure, velocity and air flow are at their highest values. The turbines are considered to be installed on inner surface of the tunnel walls just between the train and the tunnel. For the study, Doha Metro’s Red Line has been chosen as a reference line which has the most potential when it is compared to other lines. Energy generation has been computed and the turbines have been installed to the cross-sectional area theoretically. Considering the actual industrial average price of electrical energy in Qatar, the financial value of the energy generation has been calculated and a feasibility study has been done.
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Wind turbine, electricity generation, metro.