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Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Earth Sciences, Department of Earth Sciences. (Masters)
2015 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this thesis is to find suitable places in Bangladesh for wind power development and to promote for further studies in this scenario. In this thesis, three onshore places have been chosen for analyzing using powerful state of the art software tools. As through investigations, no published research paper has been found that shows CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) and WAsP engineering had been used to analyze site suitability and predict the potential for wind energy in Bangladesh. Two of three places are close to the coast line which prove that the sites are suitable for developing wind power project and initiate further studies too.WindPRO, WindSim, WAsP and WAsP Engineering are used for site suitability assessment, annual energy production estimations, wind resource mapping and site compliance. The whole process of methodology will be explained step by step using images with description. The important simulation results have been added in appendix.After running all simulations, two sites in coastal areas are highly potential for wind power development. And the other site also has potential too. The results in site compliance show that the local climate is suitable for installation of wind turbines.Bangladesh is far behind in terms of wind power development. Only 3 MW have been installed in coastal regions as a testbed.Bangladesh has a costal belt of around 724 km along the Bay of Bengal which is also included many islands in the border of Bangladesh territory. Geographically, strong south-south-east monsoon wind comes from Indian Ocean and after traveling a long distance over the water surface, enter into Asia over the coastal area of Bangladesh. According to a wind atlas data, produced by Denmark; Bangladesh has good wind resources over the land especially on the Bay of Bengal and its coastal line.All the studies on wind resources show that Bangladesh has not only penitential in offshore wind power as well as onshore base wind power projects. Only the coastal areas contain wind power potential is more than 20,000MW which can supply electricity whole Bangladesh 3 times over.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 75 p.
Keyword [en]
Wind resource assessment, Bangladesh, WindPRO, WindSim, WAsP, WAsP Engineering, Site Suitability, Windographer
National Category
Energy Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-256011OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-256011DiVA: diva2:824303
Educational program
Master Programme in Wind Power Project Management
2015-06-02, E24, Cramérgatan 3, Visby, 22:35 (English)
Available from: 2015-06-23 Created: 2015-06-21 Last updated: 2015-06-23Bibliographically approved

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