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Performance results for a high efficiency tropical ceiling fan and comparisons with conventional fans: Demand side management via small appliance efficiency

Schmidt, K and Patterson, DJ (2001). Performance results for a high efficiency tropical ceiling fan and comparisons with conventional fans: Demand side management via small appliance efficiency. Renewable Energy,22(1-3):169-176.

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Title Performance results for a high efficiency tropical ceiling fan and comparisons with conventional fans: Demand side management via small appliance efficiency
Author Schmidt, K
Patterson, DJ
Journal Name Renewable Energy
Publication Date 2001
Volume Number 22
Issue Number 1-3
ISSN 0960-1481   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Scopus ID 2-s2.0-0035217372
Start Page 169
End Page 176
Total Pages 8
Place of Publication Oxford
Publisher Elxervier Science
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DEST)
Abstract This paper presents a new design of a ceiling fan. This new fan features high overall system efficiency. An axial-flux brushless DC machine (BDCM) with high energy-efficiency is used to drive newly designed, high efficiency blades, incorporated into a complete new overall design. In addition, a conventional ceiling fan has been retrofitted with a high efficiency BDCM and associated drive electronics. Performance testing has been undertaken. A detailed study of a range of commercially available conventional ceiling fans has been undertaken. Comparative results of measurements of electrical input power, mechanical power on the shaft, approximated power in the airflow, and calculated efficiencies are presented.
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0960-1481(00)00056-2   (check subscription with CDU E-Gateway service for CDU Staff and Students  check subscription with CDU E-Gateway in new window)
 
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