MATEC Web Conf.
Volume 144, 2018International Conference on Research in Mechanical Engineering Sciences (RiMES 2017)
|Number of page(s)||11|
|Published online||09 January 2018|
Conceptual design of planetary gearbox system for constant generator speed in hydro power plant
Dept. of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences Bangalore, India
2 MAGTORQ Pvt. Ltd., Hosur, Tamil Nadu, India
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Micro Hydro Power Plant (MHPP) is emerging as one of the most clean, renewable and reliable energy technology for harnessing power. In MHPP hydro governors are avoided, that results in turbine speed fluctuation. MHPP requires either speed or torque amplification of generator for constant power generation. To achieve this, planetary gear transmission system is explored for MHPP due to its higher efficiency and compact size. A conceptual planetary gearbox system is developed for MHPP to maintain constant generator speed. The conceptual gearbox is designed, modelled and analysed using ADAMS software. Simulation results are found to be in close agreement with analytical results. Hence, conceptual design of planetary gearbox can be used to govern constant generator speed. In this paper, a MHPP which generate constant power of 5 kW at constant generator speed of 1490 rpm is analysed and validated
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