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This paper deals with new concept of compressed air energy storage system using atmospheric air at ambient temperature as a zero pollution power source for running motorbikes. The proposed motorbike is equipped with an air turbine in place of an internal combustion engine, and transforms the energy of the compressed air into shaft work. The mathematical modeling and performance evaluation of such small capacity compressed air driven vaned type novel air turbine is presented here. The effect of isobaric admission and adiabatic expansion of high pressure air for different rotor to casing diameter ratios with respect to different vane angles (number of vanes) have been considered and analyzed. It is found that the shaft work output is optimum for some typical values of rotor to casing diameter ratios at a particular vane angle (i.e. no. of vanes). In this study, when casing diameter is considered 100 mm, and rotor to casing diameter ratios are kept 0.70 to 0.55, the average maximum power is obtained to the order of 4.95 kW (6.6 HP) which is sufficient to run motorbikes

Topics:
zero pollution, compressed air, air turbine, vane angle, injection angle, rotor / casing diameter ratios

Year: 2010

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