This paper introduces the way of converting from hydraulic energy to mechanical energy and producing 6 kW electricity by using overshot water wheel for low cost and preserving of fuel. In this paper, the design flow rate of water is 0.5522 m3/s and the net head is 2.7431m. The diameter of the wheel is 2.133 m and the width of the wheel is 0.5124m. The power depends on the diameter of the wheel and torque of the wheel applied by gravity is 3549.91 N-m. Wheel?s width is more than 10% of the flume width so that water may enter without splashing and air in the bucket escape efficiently. In this paper, power of the overshot water wheel is derived from the potential energy of the water. Due to the slow rotation of the wheel, the speed up transmission system is needed to drive the generator. In general, overshot water wheels are relatively efficient mechanically and are easily maintained. Their slow speed and high torque make them a good choice to operate for essential purposes.
bucket, hydraulic energy, mechanical energy, transmission system
Aung Ko Latt , Myo Zaw , Thae Su Tin , San Yin Htwe "Bucket Design Of Water Wheel For Electricity Generation" Iconic Research And Engineering Journals Volume 2 Issue 5 2018 Page 132-137
Aung Ko Latt , Myo Zaw , Thae Su Tin , San Yin Htwe "Bucket Design Of Water Wheel For Electricity Generation" Iconic Research And Engineering Journals, 2(5)