Module-4(18ME651)Non-Conventional Energy Sources Notes VTU Pdf Download
SEMESTER-6th Open Elective
Course Code: 18ME651 CIE Marks :40
Number of Contact Hours/Week 0:2:2 SEE Marks :60
Total Number Contact Hours :36 Exam Hours :03
Wind Energy: Properties of wind, availability of wind energy in India, wind
velocity and power from wind; major problems associated with wind power, wind machines;
Types of wind machines and their characteristics, horizontal and vertical axis wind mills,
elementary design principles; coefficient of performance of a wind mill rotor, aerodynamic
considerations of wind mill design, numerical examples.
Tidal Power: Tides and waves as energy suppliers and their mechanics; fundamental
characteristics of tidal power, harnessing tidal energy, limitations.
Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion: Principle of working, Rankine cycle, OTEC power
stations in the world, problems associated with OTEC.