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Use of wind powered turbine in cars ?

  1. Sep 20, 2011 #1
    use of wind powered turbine in cars ??

    helloo.. i'm just thinking to build an wind turbine powered car using with electric motor like an hybrid car .. there are certain question arises in my mind are .. that the use of turbine as a source of energy will be efficient or just theoritical concept as will there be too much drag and will the power generated will be too less and how much of dia should i need of turbine blades for making an average small one person car ... and even i'm thinking of using regenrative breaking as Electric motors also allow us to use the magic of regenerative breaking .. will it be possible ?? and even will it be economical ?? please if any knows about it ..
     
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  3. Sep 20, 2011 #2

    Averagesupernova

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    Re: use of wind powered turbine in cars ??

    You likely will be more efficient with a sail.
     
  4. Sep 20, 2011 #3

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    Re: use of wind powered turbine in cars ??

    Conservation of energy says a wind turbine cannot power a moving car (utilizing its own relative wind).
     
  5. Sep 20, 2011 #4
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    yeah i know it totally cant depends upon it . but there are certain cars even like wind proppelled car racing oocurs every year like ventomobile designed by University of Stuttgart students. It won the first prize at the Racing Aeolus held at Den Helder, Netherlands.
    and even these

    The Wind-powered vehicle "Spirit of Amsterdam 1" and "Spirit of Amsterdam 2" is, just like the Ventomobile, a WPV build by the Hogeschool van Amsterdam (University of Applied Science Amsterdam). In 2009 & 2010 the Spirit of Amsterdam 1 and 2 won first prize at the Racing Aeolus held in Denmark .

    The Spirit of Amsterdam 2 is the second vehicle built by the Hogeschool van Amsterdam. It uses a wind turbine to capture the wind velocity and uses mechanical power to propel the vehicle against the wind. This vehicle is capable of driving 6.6 meters per second with a 10 meter per second wind

    check out it ..

    http://www.spiritofamsterdam.nl/assets/2010/Race-Report-2010.pdf

    i'm just asking is it feasible as in my country the air usually quiet slow ..
     
  6. Sep 20, 2011 #5
    Re: use of wind powered turbine in cars ??

    I agree, those cars would probably be better off with a sail. Then they could go 10m/s in a 10m/s wind.
     
  7. Sep 20, 2011 #6

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    They could go faster.
     
  8. Sep 20, 2011 #7
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    Most definitely. You ever see those Dutch bikes, Whikes? They cruise under constant winds.
     
  9. Sep 27, 2011 #8
    Re: use of wind powered turbine in cars ??

    Wind power is directly transmitted to the car shaft. This is too weak to allow an electrical generator and an electrical drive inbetween.
     
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