Solar Water Pumping for Irrigation: Case Study of the Kilimanjaro Region (Mechanical/Electrical Project)

This study has been conducted as a Minor Field Study (MFS). It focuses on solar water pumping for small-scale farmers in the Kilimanjaro Region of Tanzania. The purpose is to investigate the possibilities for Continue reading

Two-wheeled Self-balancing Robot: Design and Control Based on the Concept of an Inverted Pendulum (Robotics/Mechanical Project)

In the last decade, the open source community has expanded to make it possible for people to build complex products at home. In this project a two-wheeled self-balancing robot has been designed. These types of robots can be based on Continue reading

Design of PM Generator for Avertical Axis Wind Turbine (Electrical/Electronics Project)

The task in this project is to design a generator for a vertical axis wind turbine with power rated to 20kW at a wind speed of 10m/s. The design has just a few moving parts, which decreases maintenance costs and increases its toughness. The turbine absorbs wind from Continue reading

Simulation of 3 Phase Induction Motor in MATLAB With Direct and Soft Starting Methods (Electrical/Electronics Project)

ABSTRACT

Asynchronous machines are considered nowadays the most commonly used electrical machines, which are mainly used as electrical induction motors. Starting the induction motor is the most Continue reading

Design of a PV System With Variations of Hybrid System at Addis Ababa Institute of Technology (Mechanical/Electrical Project)

The aim of hybridizing renewable energy sources is that the main load shall be covered by the available solar energy source and other sources shall function as a complement when there is a deficiency in the main source. The aim of the system is to Continue reading

Design Strategy for a 3-Phase Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) (Electrical Project)

This paper describes the design processes for a 3-Phase Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) as broken up into two stages: The AC-DC converter and the DC-AC converter. It acknowledges three (3) design versions, all. The output of the Continue reading

Simulation of an Electrical Machine: With Superconducting Magnetic Bearings (Mechanical/Electrical Project)

This project investigates if there is an induction motor configuration that can be used with a flywheel energy storage system, that uses passive superconducting magnetic bearings (SMBs). The configurations should be able to Continue reading