2012 Volume 132 Issue 11 Pages 1039-1047
In recent years, renewable energy has been used to generate electric power. The design of a small electric generator is a complicated procedure for non-specialists. This paper presents the design procedure of a small electric generator by CAD and analysis software. The proposed procedure applied the recommended standard dimensions of parts to eliminate difficult analysis and design. The proposed method and procedure was confirmed by the trial production of an electric generator. The results of electric generation capacity using free software are equivalent to those obtained using paid software. The design time was decreased by using standard dimensions of components. The combination of standard dimensions and design procedure is sophisticated for novice designers and students. The proposed design procedure of a small electric generator by CAD and analysis software was found to be reliable and significant. Therefore, this method and procedure can be utilized for academic purpose by students and beginners.