报告题目：A Low-Cost Sustainable Energy Solution for Pristine Mountain Areas of Developing Countries
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报告人：Prof. Shakil R. Sheikh（Air University）
摘要：The rise in energy requirements and its shortfall in developing countries have affected socioeconomic life. Communities in remote mountainous regions in Asia are among the most affected by energy deprivation. This study presents the feasibility of an alternate strategy of supplying clean energy to the areas consisting of pristine mountains and forest terrain.
Southeast Asia has a much-diversified landscape and varied natural resources, including abundant water resources. The talk is motivated by this abundant supply of streams which provides an excellent environment for run-of-river micro vertical axis water turbines. However, to limit the scope, the rivers and streams flowing in northern areas of Pakistan are taken as the reference. The research proposes a comprehensive answer for supplying low-cost sustainable energy solutions for such remote communities. The suggested solution consists of a preliminary hydrodynamic design using Qblade, further analysis using numerical simulations, and finally, experimental testing in a real-world environment.
The results of this study show that the use of microturbines is a very feasible option considering that the power generation density of the microturbine comes out to be approximately 2100 kWh/year/m2, with minimal adverse effects on the environment.
简介：Dr. Shakil R. Sheikh currently teaches at the Department of Mechatronics, Air University, Islamabad, Pakistan. He completed his Master’s degree from University of Texas at Austin, USA. His Ph.D. is from Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China. His current research is centred on Energy and Sustainability, including areas of Thermofluids, Smart Energy Systems and Energy Conservation. He has wide experience in Research & Development, Academia and Higher Education Management.