Generator operating at sea current
FIELD: power engineering.
SUBSTANCE: invention is related to designs of plants for transformation of sea current energy into electric energy. Generator that operates at sea current comprises cylindrical jacket 19 with inlet and outlet nozzles 20 and 21, two power generators 1 installed parallel to each other with cylindrical body 3 and external rotor 4, installed outside body 3, and hydrodynamic drive 2, made in the form of blades 9, which are radially installed on external surface of external rotors 4 in both power generators 1. Power generators 1 are arranged as birotating and are equipped with internal rotor 5, installed inside body 3. Internal and external rotors 4 and 5 are connected to each other by means of reduction gear 12, cavity of which is filled with lubricating liquid, which provides for opposite rotation of rotors 4 and 5, and blades 9 are arranged as flat.
EFFECT: invention is aimed at higher efficiency factor of plant with reduction of its dimensions and simultaneous increase of power.
2 cl, 2 dwg
The invention relates to structures for converting the energy of the incoming flow of water into electrical energy.
Known hydropower plant with two screws rotating in different directions, connected by shafts respectively with the rotor and stator of the generator (see EN 93029865 AND 27.08.1995).
In this installation the stator of the generator rotates, which is a big drawback, since the stator must be placed in a fixed case designed for attachment to a support and output wires.
Known generator operating at sea for containing a cylindrical casing with inlet and outlet nozzles that are installed parallel to each other two generator with a cylindrical body and an outer rotor mounted outside the housing, and a hydrodynamic drive, made in the form of blades radially mounted on the outer surface of the outer rotors of both generators (see DE 102005040806 A1, 08.03.2007, prototype)
The disadvantages of this generator are low efficiency, large size and low power. With increasing Diametric size of the device in General, the weight increases in proportion to the square of the diameter, and the excessive increase in the length irrational for technological reasons, the conditions of transportation and operation.
The task of the invention is to increase efficiency with the reduction of its size and increase in power.
The claimed technical result is achieved due to the fact that the generator is operating at sea for containing a cylindrical casing with inlet and outlet nozzles that are installed parallel to each other two generator with a cylindrical body and an outer rotor mounted outside the housing, and a hydrodynamic drive, made in the form of blades radially mounted on the outer surface of the outer rotors of both generators, according to the invention generators made birotational and has an internal rotor located inside the housing, with the inner and outer rotors are interconnected via a gearbox, the cavity of which is filled with lubricating fluid, providing the opposite rotation of the rotors, and the blades are made flat.
In addition, cavity generators sealed, filled with lubricating fluid and connected to the compensator pressure.
The invention is illustrated by figure 1 and 2, where:
figure 1 shows a diagram of an alternative source of energy;
figure 2 - section a-a in figure 1.
A generator that runs on sea current (figure 1), contains two generator 1, installed in parallel and at the same time with them hydrodynamic drives 2, running on the energy of water. Both generator 1 is the 2 drives have the same structure and contain cylindrical body 3, the outer rotor 4 and the inner rotor 5 mounted respectively inside and outside the cylindrical body 3 concentric with him. The generator 1 includes a field winding 6, is made within the cylindrical body 3, and the outer magnets 7 and the inner magnet 8 mounted respectively in the outer and inner rotors 4 and 5.
Hydrodynamic drive 2 (figure 1) consists of flat blades 9 mounted on the external surface of the outer rotor 4 along its axis.
The rotors 4 and 5 are installed on the housing 3 on the bearings 10 and is sealed with a seal 11. Cavity "B" and "C" of the generator 1 is filled with lubricating fluid.
The inner rotor 5 is connected to the outer rotor 4 through the gear 12, which contains the driven gear 13 that engages with the outer rotor 4, the intermediate gear 14, mounted on the shaft 15 and the pinion gear 16 that is connected with the inner rotor 5. The cavity of the gear 12 filled with lubricating fluid.
The application of this scheme will reduce the diametrical dimensions of the generator 1, to increase its efficiency and reduce the diameter of the installation several times. While the plant capacity can be increased at the expense of its axial size.
To the housing 3 of the generator 1 (Fig 1 and 2) ribs 17 are attached bearing 18.
The generator 1 and drive 2 are enclosed in a cylindrical casing 19, to the which has a common inlet pipe 20 and a common outlet 21 (Fig 3). With the cavity "B" channel "D" connected to the cavity of the pressure compensator 22, which is installed inside the spring-loaded piston 23. Hole "E" reports the cavity pressure compensator 22 with the environment.
During operation of the installation it is set in the area of permanent water flow. The flow of water passes through the common inlet pipe 20 and actuates the hydraulic actuator 2 (Fig 1), acting on the flat of the blade 9.
The inner rotor through the gear 12 rotates in the opposite direction. This will increase the rate of change of magnetic flux passing through the coil (winding) excitation 6 of the generator 1. The magnetic field crosses the field winding 6 and occurs EDS. Produced electrical energy is supplied by electrical wires to the energy consumers (figure 1, 2 circuit output wires not shown).
The casing 19 prevents radial flow of water under the action of centrifugal forces and increases the efficiency of the installation.
The use of the invention will:
1. To ensure high efficiency through the use of birotational circuit of the generator, i.e. the rotation of the two rotors in opposite directions.
2. To get more power due to the large axial length of the device, while it passes through the maximum flow of water. More power generator mo is but to get without increasing its Diametric dimensions and a significant increase in weight and centrifugal loads. The use of parallel two generators allows you to double the power and to use a common gearbox.
3. To reduce the diametrical dimensions of the generator through the use of birotational schema.
4. To simplify the design of the device as a whole by combining basic units: electric and hydrodynamic drive and reduce the number of parts.
5. To reduce the level of noise generated by the device during operation through the use of casing.
6. To ensure the unit is mounted on the bottom of the ocean at any depth through the application of pressure compensator.
1. Generator operating at sea for containing a cylindrical casing with inlet and outlet nozzles that are installed parallel to each other two generator with a cylindrical body and an outer rotor mounted outside the housing, and a hydrodynamic drive, made in the form of blades radially mounted on the outer surface of the outer rotors of both generators, characterized in that the generators are made birotational and has an internal rotor located inside the housing, with the inner and outer rotors are interconnected via a gearbox, the cavity of which is filled with lubricating fluid, providing the opposite rotation of rotora is, and the blades are made flat.
2. The generator according to claim 1, characterized in that the cavity generators sealed, filled with lubricating liquid and communicated with joints pressure.
FIELD: motors and pumps.
SUBSTANCE: motor for fluid energy utilisation consists of a frame with an orifice. There are drums in the cylindrical chambers of the frame. They are installed on vertical shafts, which are cinematically coupled with electrical generators. Blades are attached to the external cylindrical surfaces of the drums along helical line so that front edge of each blade is shifted on one end of the drum in the rotation direction relative to the blade end on the second drum end by 1 or 2 intervals of blades arrangement on the drum. The width of orifice inlet is no less than the doubled blade width and no more than the drum diametre. The exit cone along flow axis is less than the inlet cone no less than in two times.
EFFECT: simple structure, improved reliability, increased efficiency factor and wide range of application.
FIELD: engines and pumps.
SUBSTANCE: invention relates to electric power production devices. The proposed unit comprises a vertical support tower and rotation mechanism, the said tower having lower and upper platforms to form upper and lower water tanks. The upper platform tank bottom has a water discharge opening. The inner space between aforesaid platforms forms at least one vertical chamber arranged between aforesaid water tanks. The tower features also at least one horizontal partition located in the said inner space to make the bottom of every chamber. Every partition forms a discharge opening. Rotation mechanism is located inside each chamber and incorporates multiple buckets and rotary shaft. The said buckets. Feature open parts arranged at different angles. Aforesaid shaft is linked up with the buckets and, in operation, with one of the power generator shafts. The upper water tank is filled with water to be discharged downward via appropriate openings into the chambers below to produce electric power.
EFFECT: unit operating cyclically with external power supply and generating continuously electric power.
5 cl, 7 dwg
FIELD: machine building.
SUBSTANCE: present invention pertains to hydraulic power development. A support arm with a hinge, enabling rotation and fixing the water pipeline in the direction of flow of water, allows for using the power installation as a flow power installation or as a wave power installation. Functional capabilities of the power installation are widened due to use of water pipelines with orthogonal turbines and an electric power generator under water on the support arm. The amount of electrical power generated can also be increased due to that, the blades are oriented in opposite directions for rotation of orthogonal turbines in opposite, unchanged directions, independent of the direction of flow through the orthogonal turbines. The inductor coil of the electric power generator is immoveable, has two-directional operation and is between neighbouring short-circuited rotors, each connected to its axle of the orthogonal turbine. The short-circuited rotors rotate in opposite directions, are fitted with small clearances from the inductor coil and are fixed using lining made from material with low sliding friction. As a result, there is increased efficiency of using energy of water passing through the flow part of the convergent-divergent water pipeline.
EFFECT: wider functional capabilities of a power installation with orthogonal turbines.
FIELD: hydraulic power engineering.
SUBSTANCE: invention can be used for converting energy of small water flows with low flow rates and heads into electric energy. Proposed device contains water wheel made up of rigidly connected drum, side walls, blades and hub rigidly connected by spokes with drum, connected by mechanical transmission through reduction gear with electric generator, bearing units, supports, water supply and water outlet systems. It is provided with water holding member installed at a distance of 5-10 mm from lower, in vertical axis, pointed of side walls from side of working part of water wheel and made radially curved with angle of enclosure equal to 150-165° and width equal to width of water wheel. Each blade of water wheel is made in form of plates consisting of two parts, with angle in between equal to 120-140° and ratio of length of one part of plate to length of other part secured on drum being 1/1.5 - 1/2.0, with angle to tangential line in place of contact of plate and drum equal to 25-45°. Number of blades is chosen to provide blade-to-blade distance over outer perimeter of side walls equal to 0.25-0.35 m. Water is installed on axle secured on supports by means of hub and bearing units. Used as electric generator is induction motor connected with automatic control system including switching and measuring equipment unit to which units of field capacitors, thyristor converter and useful load are connected and regulating, protection and control unit connected with thyristor converter unit to which ballast load and field capacitor units are connected. Mechanical transmission is made in form of chain train whose driving sprocket is secured on spokes of water wheel.
EFFECT: increased efficiency, improved reliability and convenience in operation, simplified design of device.
FIELD: hydraulic power engineering.
SUBSTANCE: invention is designed for creating stationary and transportable modular hydraulic plants and setting up unit hydraulic power stations. Proposed water-wheel generator has body, shaft with central bevel gear, planet pinion members, each containing blade and shaft with bevel gears on ends, one end of shaft being coupled with central gear. Central bevel gear is rigidly secured on one of ends of central shaft non-rotating around its axis and arranged vertically. Planet pinion members are arranged around central radially and uniformly. Shaft of each planet pinion member with bevel gears on its ends is made single-section, and bevel gear belonging to said shaft and pointed to side of blade of said planet pinion member engages with bevel secured rigidly and coaxially to smaller spur gear of blade reduction gear. Larger spur gear engages with smaller one, and it is secured on axle of blade installed vertically. Each blade rests by ends of its axle for rotation of brackets mounted by bases on cylindrical housing installed for rotation coaxially relative to central shaft, and tops of brackets at both ends of central shaft are connected by ring rims. Upper rim, being drive wheel, is coupled with energy converters. Central shaft rests by both ends with locking on framework provided with pontoon devices. Invention makes it possible to use river current energy with maximum efficiency at no adverse effect on environment caused by submersion of river flood lands caused by building of dams, energy of ocean currents, energy of tides and ebbs owing to use of blades with two points of support. Versions of design of water-wheel generators are provided in description.
EFFECT: simple design, high adaptability to manufacture and servicing of water-wheel generator.
5 cl, 5 dwg
FIELD: hydraulic engineering.
SUBSTANCE: invention is designed for converting kinetic energy of water flow of small rivers and tides. Proposed hydraulic turbine has housing and wheel with helical blade provided with flange in form of cylindrical spiral secured on blade for changing outreach of flange.
EFFECT: increased transmission of flow to wheel, reduced losses for friction against stationary housing, increased efficiency of turbine.
FIELD: hydraulic power engineering.
SUBSTANCE: proposed hydraulic turbine generators are designed for creating stationary and portable hydraulic plants of modular type. Generators have rotor with central shaft non-rotating around horizontal axis or vertical axis (as version) on which chain drive gears are rigidly fitted, each being coupled through independent chain drive with planet pinion members arranged radially and uniformly around central shaft. Each member has blade reduction gear consisting of gear of chain drive and of large and small cylindrical gears, the latter being coaxial and rigidly coupled with gear of chain drive of blade reduction gear, and large cylindrical gear is rigidly secured on axle of blade installed horizontally for generator (or vertically, as version). Each blade rests by ends of its axle for rotation on brackets secured on hubs by bases. Hubs are installed on both ends of shaft for rotation and tops of brackets at both ends of central shaft are connected by ring rims being drive wheels connected with energy converters by flexible drive.
EFFECT: provision of effective and reliable operation.
3 cl, 4 dwg
FIELD: power engineering.
SUBSTANCE: plant is designed for generating electric energy and pumping of water. Proposed device contains floating base in form of catamaran with channel between housing of catamaran in which water wheel with blades on its outer surface is mounted, and electric generator mechanically coupled with shaft of water wheel. Diameter of water wheel is less than its length. End faces of water wheel are covered, and front profile of water wheel blades is made to logarithmic spiral. Moreover, plant is furnished with water pump, and drive of electric generator is made in form of step-up harmonic gearing whose flexible gear is coupled with end face of water pump. Output shaft of step-up gearing is aligned with shafts of water wheel and electric generator, being coupled with water pump by step-up belt drive. Drive sheave of step-up belt drive is installed on shaft of electric generator. Controllable clutches are installed on shafts of belt drive.
EFFECT: improved reliability and enlarged operating capabilities of plant.
2 cl, 3 dwg
FIELD: hydropower engineering.
SUBSTANCE: invention is designed for use in lower power hydroelectric power stations. Proposed hydraulic turbine contains housing with end face covers, intake and exhaust branch pipes. Housing accommodates two rotors and streamlined guide. Rotors are made of made tubes provided with longitudinal cut and installed so that part of tube plays part of plate and other part plays part of rotor housing. Hydraulic turbine is furnished with system including pump, distributing device and pipelines providing pressure of water in tandem spaces between plates and housing.
EFFECT: reduced labor input in manufacture of hydraulic turbine.
FIELD: electrical power engineering.
SUBSTANCE: invention relates to hydro-power engineering and can be used for converting sea wave energy into electrical energy. The wave energy plant contains a bellows chamber, air pipe, wind blade wheel, mounted on a horizontal shaft and an electric generator. The installation is provided with a buoyancy tank, tied to the bottom by anchor chains, located on both its sides, and a bellows with a rectangular cross section, for example. The bellows chamber is fixed below the buoyancy tank, and a vertical air pipe with a rectangular cross section, divided by a partition wall into two identical channels, is mounted on top of the buoyancy tank. The bellows and the bellows chamber are pneumatically linked to the inner part of the buoyancy tank. In the section of the partition wall on the horizontal shaft, a wind wheel with radial spokes and concave blades at its ends is fitted. The shaft is mechanically linked through a clutch to the electric generator, installed at the outer rear wall of the air pipe.
EFFECT: increased reliability and efficiency of operation.
2 cl, 1 dwg
FIELD: engines and pumps.
SUBSTANCE: invention is related to the field of renewable power sources, namely to use of potential energy accumulated in water reservoirs and its conversion into other types of energy, mostly in electric energy. Water power device comprises the following components that interact with each other - platform, multiplier, power generator, the first and second shafts, in which according gears are installed, overrun clutches and sprockets that interact with chain. Device additionally comprises the first and second trolleys. They are connected to each other by chain and are installed in appropriate inclined guides with the possibility of reciprocal motion. Appropriate reservoirs are installed in trolleys, being equipped with exhaust water valves. In upper points reservoirs interact with appropriate newly introduced inlet water valves and units of position fixation, and in lower points - with end supports.
EFFECT: makes it possible to simplify design and increase efficiency of energy transformation.
7 cl, 6 dwg
FIELD: power engineering.
SUBSTANCE: invention relates to hydroenergetics, to low pressure flows of seas, rivers and water outlets of hydro electric stations and reservoirs. A tidal hydroelectric plant contains a cylindrical body of the machine compartment with a gear box and electric generator of the tail hydroturbine with arms, mounted on its axis and the axis of rotation. On the upper part of the body is fixed a flat pylon, on the end of the pivot system and the axis of rotation. The body is suspended on a crossbeam in the passage of the catamaran for lifting the power station to the level of the servicing platform on the grooves of the support bridge pier, connected by the arch with a lifting mechanism. Arms of the hydroturbine are made short and wide sweptforward on the leading edge and with a concave surface in the form of a parabolic curve, and a convex surface of the tailpiece perforated with slanting slits.
EFFECT: reduces the depth of the low pressure power stations, increases the hydrodynamic quality of the hydroturbines arms, and ensures periodic lifting of the power station from the water.
3 cl, 4 dwg
FIELD: engineering industry.
SUBSTANCE: invention refers to water power engineering, and namely to water-borne vehicles producing electric energy used for external consumers and for its own movement. Energy-producing floating platform consists of a triangular-shaped platform with a power unit, which is elevated above water surface by means of columns, floats, piston-type pumps, and supports which are hinged to columns. Floating platform is equipped with wind impellers installed on brackets and being synchronously rotated by propelling screws with wheels. Between each support and float arranged are piston-type pumps. Inside each column there is an axle on lower end of which there installed is a propelling screw and a wheel, and the other axle end is taken out above the platform surface and is provided with a pulley. Over pulleys there passed is a flexible rope pulled over by a steering mechanism.
EFFECT: designing the maneuvering self-moving energy-producing floating platform which is capable of autonomous movement on water surface.
FIELD: electric power engineering.
SUBSTANCE: invention is related to electric power engineering and may be used for generation of electric power at the account of ocean tides, ocean waves, wind from the shore by integration of tide energy with hydrogen technology. Barrage for energy extraction from potential energy contained in ocean tides, consists of multiple support stands installed with the same interval from each other in the ocean along the perimeter line and attached to the sea bottom. Panels are installed one above the other and fixed between pairs of neighboring support stands. Gaps between every panel and support stands are leak-tightened. Pairs of support stands from two rows of support stands for caissons. Support panels are placed between every pair of opposite support stands from the mentioned two rows so that caisson is supported by support panels, so that they form platform between two rows for caissons. In every caisson there are turbines with facilities that provide for water passing through the turbine by operator command. Electric generators are connected to at least one turbine. Barrage has no gaps or slots. As a result the ocean is separated from the area inside the barrage, excluding time, when operator provides water passing through turbine for electric power generation. Invention works at different loads and functions as power complex with electrolyzers and fuel elements for generation of electric power by request, excluding by that impulse character of traditional tide energy. Hydrogen may be produced as target product.
EFFECT: reduces cost of works.
6 cl, 17 dwg
FIELD: power engineering.
SUBSTANCE: plant is designed for generating power by conversion of energy of sea waves. Proposed wave power plant is mounted on pontoon and provided in nose part with bellows with bottom from wave side and longitudinal bell with vertical tube arranged over bellows accommodating electric generator with mechanical converter, and in center of pontoon behind the bell, box-shaped vertical air duct is installed divided by vertical partition into two parts and communicating with pontoon through two check valves. Windwheel with blades is installed in cut of partition, being mechanically connected through shaft with electric generator. Bellows chamber with bottom is installed in stern part of pontoon. Holes are made in wall of pontoon between spaces of bellows and pontoon, and in wall of pontoon bottom between spaces of bellows chamber and pontoon to pass compressed air inside pontoon, and electric generators are installed.
EFFECT: provision of more complete utilization of energy of sea waves.
8 cl, 3 dwg
FIELD: power engineering.
SUBSTANCE: proposed plant is designed for converting energy of waves into electric energy. Proposed plant contains vertical support secured on bottom, rocking rod installed on support for rotation around axis of support, float secured on one of rod ends. Float is provided with intake bottom hole and outlet top hole, both provided with remote controlled valves, and electric generator. Upper end of support remains under water at any possible magnitudes of waves. Wave magnitude sensor is connected with remote controlled valves, float is connected to pneumatic line connected with pressure source, rocking rod is connected with pump which is connected by pipeline with accumulator of hydropotential energy on shore, electric generator is located on shore and is coupled with hydraulic turbine connected with accumulator of hydropotential energy. Plant changes to safe mode of operation owing to filling of float with water at excess of magnitudes waves determined by corresponding wave magnitude sensor.
EFFECT: provision of reliable and long operation.
9 cl, 3 dwg
FIELD: power generating.
SUBSTANCE: invention is designed for use in vehicle power drives and for power generation. Method of conversion of energy of working medium into mechanical and electric energy is provided by multistage conversion of energy of drive engine having rotating output shaft, for instance, hydraulic turbine. Power torque is transmitted from shaft of drive engine to mechanical power consumer by means of at least two-stage conversion of mechanical energy into energy of working medium, for instance, water. Water pressure is provided by use of centrifugal hydraulic pump or radial-axial hydraulic turbine operating as a pump with provision of generation of reactive energy caused by interaction of water with blades of hydraulic turbine stage or reactive jet nozzle of stage runner, with transmission of water through fixed waterway and stage stator made in form of spiral chamber or branched manifold. Peripheral speed of stage runner with blades or reactive jet nozzles in creases torque by value of difference of radii of stage runner and drive engine wheel. Device contains drive engine with rotating shaft, for instance, hydraulic turbine, transmitting shaft, generator and at least two similar conversion stages. Shaft of hydraulic turbine is coupled with centrifugal pump impeller of first stage radially from which fixed waterways are laid to branched manifold or to spiral chamber on side surface of which radial-axial turbine runner is installed with working blades or nozzles over periphery under which drain manifold is installed. Runner of second stage hydraulic pump is rigidly installed on shaft by means of which it is connected with runner of first stage and rotor of electric generator.
EFFECT: increased torque transmitted to electric generator.
FIELD: power engineering.
SUBSTANCE: proposed plant is designed to convert energy of waves into electric energy. Proposed device contains pontoon, anchor chain and anchor, electric generator and drive including working and support sheaves over which flexible tie with weights o each end is passed. One of weights is installed for hanging over bottom and is made in form of floating anchor and the other is made in form of counterweight. Anchor chain is provided with tie-rod. Floating anchor and counterweight are made for adjustment of their mass. Floating anchor can be made in form of hollow platform in which row of chambers is made. Each chamber is sealed and designed for accommodating and/or ground, and /or air, and/or water. Counterweight is made in form of hollow float with sealed chamber in lower part which is designed for ground, and sealed air chamber is found in its upper part. Tie-rod is installed by one end on anchor chain and by other end, on pontoon. It is made flexible and can be adjusted in length.
EFFECT: provision of operation at any depth.
5 cl, 3 dwg
FIELD: power engineering.
SUBSTANCE: invention is designed for conversion of wave energy into electric energy. Proposed converter contains mechanically coupled fixed post, float chambers, frame, shaft, step-up gear and electric generator. Moreover, converter additionally contains relatively interacting second shaft, first and second gears and at least two motion converters. First and second gears are fixed on corresponding shafts and engage with each other. Each motion converter has vertical rod installed for vertical vibration on upper end of which first block is installed, and on lower end, third sprocket engaging with first and second float chambers. First and second overrunning clutches with sprockets are installed on shafts and they engage through first and second chains with third sprocket.
EFFECT: increased efficiency.
8 cl, 7 dwg
FIELD: wave-energy-to-electric-power conversion.
SUBSTANCE: proposed wave energy plant has supporting frame with vertical guides, float installed for vertical reciprocation that accommodates ratchet gears provided with coaxial central holes, shaft passed though these holes and fixed in supporting frame to laminar screw section whose top and bottom parts are twisted in opposition and contact ratchet gears disposed in cylindrical casing with through holes; it also has electric generator. Float is mounted for displacement along vertical guides and has inertial member disposed inside for rotation and displacement together with float; inertial member contacts inner surface of float casing through rollers. Cylindrical casing is joined with inertial member; electric generator is disposed within supporting frame and kinematically coupled through extensible joint between inertial member and drum installed for joint rotation with the latter and with gear transmission.
EFFECT: enhanced power output of wave energy plant generator.
1 cl, 1 dwg