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  • The Global ETD Search service is a free service for researchers to find electronic theses and dissertations. This service is provided by the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations.
    Our metadata is collected from universities around the world. If you manage a university/consortium/country archive and want to be added, details can be found on the NDLTD website.
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An electronic airspeed indicator of high precision

Riley, Oliver Virgil. January 1951 (has links)
Call number: LD2668 .T4 1951 R55 / Master of Science
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Design of a shrouded wind turbine for low wind speeds / Jacobus Daniel Human

Human, Jacobus Daniel January 2014 (has links)
The use of renewable energy is promoted worldwide to be less dependent on fossil fuels and nuclear energy. Therefore research in the field is driven to increase efficiency of renewable energy systems. This study aimed to develop a wind turbine for low wind speeds in South Africa. Although there is a greater tendency to use solar panels because of the local weather conditions, there are some practical implications that have put the use of solar panels in certain areas to an end. The biggest problem is panel theft. Also, in some parts of the country the weather is more suitable to apply wind turbines. Thus, this study focused on the design of a new concept to improve wind turbines to be appropriate for the low wind speeds in South Africa. The concept involves the implementation of a concentrator and diffuser to a wind turbine, to increase the power coefficient. Although the wind turbine was not tested for starting speeds, the implementation of the shroud should contribute to improved starting of the wind turbine at lower wind speeds. The configuration were not manufactured, but simulated with the use of a program to obtain the power production of the wind turbine over a range of wind speeds. These values were compared to measured results of a open wind turbine developed for South Africa. The most important matter at hand when dealing with a shrouded wind turbine is to determine if the overall diameter or the blade diameter of the turbine should be the point of reference. As the wind turbine is situated in a shroud that has a larger diameter than the turbine blades, some researchers believe that the overall diameter should be used to calculate the efficiency. Theory was revised to determine the available energy in the shroud after initial calculations showed that the power coefficients should have been higher than the open wind turbine with the same total diameter. A new equation was derived to predict the available energy in a shroud. The benefits of shrouded wind turbines are fully discussed in the dissertation content. / MSc (Mechanical Engineering), North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus, 2015
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Design of a shrouded wind turbine for low wind speeds / Jacobus Daniel Human

Human, Jacobus Daniel January 2014 (has links)
The use of renewable energy is promoted worldwide to be less dependent on fossil fuels and nuclear energy. Therefore research in the field is driven to increase efficiency of renewable energy systems. This study aimed to develop a wind turbine for low wind speeds in South Africa. Although there is a greater tendency to use solar panels because of the local weather conditions, there are some practical implications that have put the use of solar panels in certain areas to an end. The biggest problem is panel theft. Also, in some parts of the country the weather is more suitable to apply wind turbines. Thus, this study focused on the design of a new concept to improve wind turbines to be appropriate for the low wind speeds in South Africa. The concept involves the implementation of a concentrator and diffuser to a wind turbine, to increase the power coefficient. Although the wind turbine was not tested for starting speeds, the implementation of the shroud should contribute to improved starting of the wind turbine at lower wind speeds. The configuration were not manufactured, but simulated with the use of a program to obtain the power production of the wind turbine over a range of wind speeds. These values were compared to measured results of a open wind turbine developed for South Africa. The most important matter at hand when dealing with a shrouded wind turbine is to determine if the overall diameter or the blade diameter of the turbine should be the point of reference. As the wind turbine is situated in a shroud that has a larger diameter than the turbine blades, some researchers believe that the overall diameter should be used to calculate the efficiency. Theory was revised to determine the available energy in the shroud after initial calculations showed that the power coefficients should have been higher than the open wind turbine with the same total diameter. A new equation was derived to predict the available energy in a shroud. The benefits of shrouded wind turbines are fully discussed in the dissertation content. / MSc (Mechanical Engineering), North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus, 2015
4

Assessment Of Indoor Air Quality In Crowded Educational Spaces

Betuz, Naima Ebru 01 January 2013 (has links) (PDF)
Indoor air quality has become a challenge together with the global aim &lsquo / decreasing energy consumption&rsquo / . Increasing insulation levels of building envelopes but implementing inaccurate building system details has caused excessive heat, accumulation of pollutants, etc. in spaces. In terms of educational spaces, the increase in complaints and illnesses due to unfavorable indoor air conditions leads to a decrease in concentration and so academic performance of students and staff. In the context, the aim of the study was indicating the poor indoor air quality conditions caused by inadequate fresh air supply in crowded educational spaces and making recommendations for the improvement. In the study, a classroom and a design studio in the METU Faculty of Architecture building were investigated. In order to examine the existing situation, at two locations of each room the temperature, relative humidity and CO2 were continuously recorded between 13 September 2011 and 24 February 2012 and air speed for ten-day periods between 26 November 2011 and 5 January 2012. The evaluation of the collected data indicated that both of the rooms had temperature, so relative humidity and CO2 accumulation problems mainly due to insufficient fresh air supply in the winter period. In order to eliminate the poor conditions in the rooms, the needed outdoor air can be provided through the inlet openings coupled with fan coils, which are in existence but not in use.
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Überprüfung einer einfachen Kopfrechenmethode zur Umrechnung der Fluggeschwindigkeit von CAS in TAS

Lucht, Dennis January 2019 (has links) (PDF)
Zweck - Von Piloten werden u.a. die sogenannten "Manual Flying Skills" gefordert. Dabei muss der Pilot in der Lage sein (ohne Autopiloten) nach grundlegenden Instrumenten zu fliegen. Dafür sind neben Geschick auch Faustformeln erforderlich. Die Faustformeln müssen dafür verlässlich sein. Der Inhalt dieser Arbeit beschäftigt sich exemplarisch mit einer Faustformel zur Umrechnung der kalibrierten Fluggeschwindigkeit (Calibrated Airspeed, CAS) in die wahre Fluggeschwindigkeit (True Airspeed, TAS). --- Methodik - In Excel und Matlab werden die Ergebnisse aus den Berechnungen der Faustformel mit dem Ergebnis einer exakten Berechnungsweise anhand flugmechanischer Formeln verglichen. Dabei wird die Flughöhe und Fluggeschwindigkeit variiert. Es werden die Abweichungen ermittelt und in Diagrammen zwei- und dreidimensional visualisiert. --- Ergebnisse - Die zu prüfende Faustformel liefert in dem für Sie vorgesehen Anwendungsbereich hinreichend genaue Ergebnisse mit Abweichungen unter 5 %. Dabei nehmen die Abweichung zu, umso weiter die Parameter (Höhe und Geschwindigkeit) von typischen Reiseflugbedingungen entfernt sind. --- Bedeutung in der Praxis - Piloten können bedenkenlos auf die in dieser Arbeit geprüfte Faustformel zurückgreifen und kommen so mit überschaubarem Kopfrechenaufwand auf relativ genaue Ergebnisse. --- Wert - Diese Arbeit zeigt, wie mit mäßigem Zeitaufwand in Excel eine Faustformel über einen gesamten Bereich geprüft werden kann. Das Vorgehen kann auf weitere Faustformeln übertragen werden, sodass sich ein Pilot sein "Kniebrett" mit verifizierten Faustformeln füllen kann.

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