KD 668 added

Report KD 668 has been added to the menu KD-reports. The tittle of this report is: “Ideas about a 24-pole permanent magnet generator with a stator with no iron in the coils for the alternative VIRYA-4.2 rotor for battery charging or for combination to the 1.1 kW, 3-phase asynchronous motor of a centrifugal pump”. So the VIRYA-4.2 with this generator can be used in two different ways depending on the winding which is chosen. This 24-pole PM-generator is rather light for its armature volume as it has a hollow armature and aluminium bearing covers. It might be possible to use this generator as synchronous motor to drive an electric car or boat. This use is explained in chapter 7 of KD 668.

KD 667 added

Report KD 667 has been added at the menu KD-reports. The title of this report is: “Ideas about a 12-pole permanent magnet generator using a motor housing frame size 100 and a stator with no iron in the coils for use in combination with the VIRYA-3B3 rotor”. This report describes a bigger generator using the same magnets and the same principles as used for the 8-pole generator as described in report KD 644. The main advantages of a PM-generator with no iron in the coils are that it has a high peak efficiency as there are no iron losses and that it has no clogging torque. This results in a low starting wind speed and the VIRYA-3B3 with this 12-pole generator can therefore be used in regions with low wind speeds.

KD 644 reviewed

Report KD 644 in which the 8-pole PM-generator is described, has been reviewed. To find a heat resistant glue with which the Delrin armature bush can be glued in the aluminium housing, can be difficult. Therefore an alternative has been described in chapter 4 for which the Delrin bush is connected to the housing by six M8 bolts.

KD 484 reviewed

Report KD 484 in which the VIRYA-3B3 rotor is described, is reviewed. A photo of the generator drawing with drawing number 1201-01 has been added in appendix 2. As the drawing is originally made on A1 format, a print of the photo on A4 format will be too small to read the measures but the measures can be read on the computer screen if the scale is enlarged. Manufacture of the wooden rotor blades of the VIRYA-3B3 is rather easy as the blades have a constant chord and no twist.

KD 664 added

Report KD 664 has been added to the list of public KD-reports. The title of this report is: “Calculations executed for the 2-bladed rotor of the VIRYA-1.8W windmill (lambda design = 6.25, wooden blades) used in combination with an 8-pole permanent magnet generator frame size 71 with a stator with no iron in the coils”. Report KD 664 contains detailed drawings of the rotor and the hub. This rotor is meant for the generator as described in report KD 644.

KD 465 added

Report KD 465 which was already written in 2011 has been reviewed and added at the menu KD-reports. The title of this report is: “Calculations executed for the 2-bladed rotor of the VIRYA-1.5 windmill (lambda design = 4.5, steel blades) with generator frame size 71 and original motor shaft”. This report has been made public because it might be possible to use the given rotor in combination with the 34-pole PM-generator which is described in public report KD 580 or with the 8-pole PM-generator which is described in report KD 644.

KD 580 and KD 632 reviewed

Reports KD 580 and KD 632 have been reviewed. Chapter 7.4 of KD 580 has been changed such that now there is a reference for the 34-pole generator with a 90 mm wide stator to the VIRYA-2.2 rotor as described in KD 632. In the end of KD 632 a reference is included to KD 580.

KD 644 reviewed

A new chapter 4 has been added to report KD 644 in which an 8-pole PM-generator without iron in the coils, is described. Chapter 4 describes an alternative 1-layer, 3-phase winding with six coils. This winding is simpler than the original 2-layers winding with twelve coils. A picture of the alternative winding is given in figure 3.

KD 662 added

Report KD 662 has been added to the menu KD-reports. The tittle of this report is: “The VIRYA-0.45, a small wind turbine for practical tests by students in the class room”. The test rig and the rotor were already developed in 1998 but were never published and the Dutch report KD 27 in which the test rig is described was not made public as it isn’t digital. As there is interest in Israel for such a test rig, the relevant subjects out of KD 27 were translated into English in this new report KD 662. KD 662 contains photos of detailed drawings of the test rig, the rotor and tools to twist the blade spokes. The wind turbine is that simple that the rotor can be made by high school students. Several tests are described to give them an impression about wind energy.

KD 491 made public

Report KD 491, originally written in March 2012 but reviewed in October 2018, has been made public and added to the list of public KD-reports. The title of this report is: “Research of the usability of the Solaflux solar pump with a 2.6 mm cam in combination with the VIRYA-3B3 windmill. The Solaflux pump has been tested already in 2003. The use of this pump in combination with the VIRYA-3D windmill is described in the Dutch report KD 114. However, the VIRYA-3D windmill with steel blades is cancelled and in KD 491 it is demonstrated that this pump can also be used in combination with the VIRYA-3B3 windmill with wooden blades.