Harnessing Tidal Wave Energy with Push Plates
The Theme of Concept: Theme of concept is to harness the kinetic energy within the flow of water without using the conventional methods like water wheel or other types of turbines. With some changes this can be a source of producing clean energy from tidal waves.
Components of System:
- Push Plates
- Chain Channel
- Push plates embedded and holded within the chain and chain channel
- Holding structure
- Generator shaft placing
How System Works:
The push plates are connected with a chain, the chain is gripped within an oval shaped channel. The water flow pushes the plate A and when Plate A reaches at the point X the plate B that is also connected with the same chain happens to reach at point Y so at this point the kinetic energy of the river flow works upon plate B to push it forward. Hence we expect to obtain a smooth run of system, the placement of appropriate gears can spin the shaft of a generator to produce clean energy.
- Narrow Passage Rivers.
- Narrow Shores having Rocky Geological Conditions.
- Agricultural Canals.
Possibilities of improvement:
As the real problem issue in this design is huge friction, if I would have some good technical and financial assistance available, surely we can introduce the MAGLEV Technology (Magnetic Levitation) or Permanent Super Magnets within the chain and chain holding structure to reduce the friction and increase the output.
Help required in the fields of:
- Finite Element Methods / Fluids Dynamics
- Mechanical and other relevant fields of engineering
- Case study and project evaluation
- Meglev or other mediums to reduce the friction
- Finance for Proto-types
- Help required from Google sketch-up designers
- Help required from some good designers of 3D, working in Google sketchup to refine the outlook and components of model
Case Study Request:
I seek help and the comments of the professionals working in the fields of mechanical / Fluids engineering and energy economics sector to evaluate the concept, and also I will ask for the energy sector working within Pakistan / India or in other parts of the world to test the possibilities of harnessing the energy from rivers flow using above stated method. I believe that, especially Pakistan and India could be the major beneficial if this concept gains a refined level to make it a commercial product, because these two countries have the best system of Agricultural irrigation through canals.
I am open to your comments and calls:
Sarfraz Ahmad Khan.
109-West, Blue Area, Islamabad, Pakistan.