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Mathematical Problems in Engineering
Volume 2016, Article ID 3821083, 9 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/3821083
Research Article

Dynamical Analysis of the Mechanical System with Two Degrees of Freedom Applied to the Transmission of the Wind Turbine

1Department of Mechanical Engineering, Transilvania University of Brasov, 29 Eroilor Boulevard, 500036 Brasov, Romania
2Horia Hulubei National Institute for R&D in Physics and Nuclear Engineering (IFIN-HH), Romania

Received 19 January 2016; Accepted 8 March 2016

Academic Editor: Giovanni Garcea

Copyright © 2016 Maria Luminiţa Scutaru and Bogdan Mitrica. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

The authors develop a mathematical model to analyze the transmission of wind-driven water pumps in order to determine their dynamic response, stability, and stresses occurring in the transmission elements. The authors propose, as an innovative solution, the use of a mechanism with two degrees of freedom that provides automatically a flexibility of the transmission ratio and the harmonization of the turbine operation with the wind velocity. To verify the results a stand was carried out as physical mechanism on which measurements and recordings of the significant mechanical parameters of the system are made.