Wind Energy Explained Theory, Design and Application

ISBN-10: 0470015004
ISBN-13: 9780470015001
Edition: 2nd 2009
List price: $113.00
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Book details

List price: $113.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/1/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 704
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 3.058
Language: English

This second edition of 'Wind Energy Explained' builds on its highly successful predecessor, now the leading textbook for wind energy degree courses. New sections have been added on the aerodynamics of vertical axis wind turbines, turbine testing, electrical grid-related issues and current/future applications of wind turbines.

About the Authors
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Modern Wind Energy and its Origins
Modern Wind Turbines
History of Wind Energy
References
Wind Characteristics and Resources
Introduction
General Characteristics of the Wind Resource
Characteristics of the Atmospheric Boundary Layer
Wind Data Analysis and Resource Estimation
Wind Turbine Energy Production Estimates Using Statistical Techniques
Regional Wind Resource Assessment
Wind Prediction and Forecasting
Wind Measurement and Instrumentation
Advanced Topics
References
Aerodynamics of Wind Turbines
General Overview
One-dimensional Momentum Theory and the Betz Limit
Ideal Horizontal Axis Wind Turbine with Wake Rotation
Airfoils and General Concepts of Aerodynamics
Blade Design for Modern Wind Turbines
Momentum Theory and Blade Element Theory
Blade Shape for Ideal Rotor without Wake Rotation
General Rotor Blade Shape Performance Prediction
Blade Shape for Optimum Rotor with Wake Rotation
Generalized Rotor Design Procedure
Simplified HAWT Rotor Performance Calculation Procedure
Effect of Drag and Blade Number on Optimum Performance
Computational and Aerodynamic Issues in Aerodynamic Design
Aerodynamics of Vertical Axis Wind Turbines
References
Mechanics and Dynamics
Background
Wind Turbine Loads
General Principles of Mechanics
Wind Turbine Rotor Dynamics
Methods for Modeling Wind Turbine Structural Response
References
Electrical Aspects of Wind Turbines
Overview
Basic Concepts of Electrical Power
Power Transformers
Electrical Machines
Power Converters
Electrical Aspects of Variable-Speed Wind Turbines
Ancillary Electrical Equipment
References
Wind Turbine Materials and Components
Overview
Material Fatigue
Wind Turbine Materials
Machine Elements
Principal Wind Turbine Components
References
Wind Turbine Design and Testing
Overview
Design Procedure
Wind Turbine Topologies
Wind Turbine Standards, Technical Specifications, and Certification
Wind Turbine Design Loads
Load Scaling Relations
Power Curve Prediction
Computer Codes for Wind Turbine Design
Design Evaluation
Wind Turbine and Component Testing
References
Wind Turbine Control
Introduction
Overview of Wind Turbine Control Systems
Typical Grid-connected Turbine Operation
Supervisory Control Overview and Implementation
Dynamic Control Theory and Implementation
References
Wind Turbine Siting, System Design, and Integration
General Overview
Wind Turbine Siting
Installation and Operation Issues
Wind Farms
Wind Turbines and Wind Farms in Electrical Grids
References
Wind Energy Applications
General Overview
Distributed Generation
Hybrid Power Systems
Offshore Wind Energy
Operation in Severe Climates
Special Purpose Applications
Energy Storage
Fuel Production
References
Wind Energy System Economics
Introduction
Overview of Economic Assessment of Wind Energy Systems
Capital Costs of Wind Energy Systems
Operation and Maintenance Costs
Value of Wind Energy
Economic Analysis Methods
Wind Energy Market Considerations
References
Wind Energy Systems: Environmental Aspects and Impacts
Introduction
Avian/Bat Interaction with Wind Turbines
Visual Impact of Wind Turbines
Wind Turbine Noise
Electromagnetic Interference Effects
Land-Use Environmental Impacts
Other Environmental Considerations
References
Nomenclature
Note on Nomenclature and Units
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Chapter 9
Chapter 10
Chapter 11
Chapter 12
Abbreviations
Problems
Problem Solving
Chapter 2 Problems
Chapter 3 Problems
Chapter 4 Problems
Chapter 5 Problems
Chapter 6 Problems
Chapter 7 Problems
Chapter 8 Problems
Chapter 9 Problems
Chapter 10 Problems
Chapter 11 Problems
Chapter 12 Problems
Data Analysis and Data Synthesis
Overview
Data Analysis
Data Synthesis
References
Index

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