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Wind Energy Handbook

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ISBN-10: 0471489972

ISBN-13: 9780471489979

Edition: 2001

Authors: Tony Burton, Ervin Bossanyi, Nick Jenkins, David Sharpe

List price: $170.00
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This handbook considers the use and applications of horizontal axis wind turbines, detailing how wind power can be most efficiently used for the production of electricity. The text provides a broad view of the issues raised by this technology.
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List price: $170.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/13/2001
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 642
Size: 6.50" wide x 10.00" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 2.948
Language: English

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Historical Development
Modern Wind Turbines
Scope of the Book
The Wind Resource
The Nature of the Wind
Geographical Variation in the Wind Resource
Long-term Wind-speed Variations
Annual and Seasonal Variations
Synoptic and Diurnal Variations
Gust Wind Speeds
Extreme Wind Speeds
Wind-speed Prediction and Forecasting
Turbulence in Wakes and Wind Farms
Turbulence in Complex Terrain
Aerodynamics of Horizontal-axis Wind Turbines
The Actuator Disc Concept
Rotor Disc Theory
Vortex Cylinder Model of the Actuator Disc
Rotor Blade Theory
Breakdown of the Momentum Theory
Blade Geometry
The Effects of a Discrete Number of Blades
Calculated Results for an Actual Turbine
The Aerodynamics of a Wind Turbine in Steady Yaw
The Method of Acceleration Potential
Stall Delay
Unsteady Flow--Dynamic Inflow
Lift and Drag of Aerofoils
Wind-turbine Performance
The Performance Curves
Constant Rotational Speed Operation
Comparison of Measured with Theoretical Performance
Variable-speed Operation
Estimation of Energy Capture
Wind-turbine Field Testing
Wind-turbine Performance Measurement
Analysis of Test Data
Turbulence Effects
Aerodynamic Performance Assessment
Errors and Uncertainty
Design Loads for Horizontal-axis Wind Turbines
National and International Standards
Basis for Design Loads
Turbulence and Wakes
Extreme Loads
Fatigue Loading
Stationary Blade Loading
Blade Loads During Operation
Blade Dynamic Response
Blade Fatigue Stresses
Hub and Low-speed Shaft Loading
Nacelle Loading
Tower Loading
Dynamic Response of Stationary Blade in Turbulent Wind
Conceptual Design of Horizontal Axis Wind Turbines
Rotor Diameter
Machine Rating
Rotational Speed
Number of Blades
Power Control
Braking Systems
Fixed-speed, Two-speed or Variable-speed Operation
Type of Generator
Drive-train Mounting Arrangement Options
Drive-train Compliance
Rotor Position with Respect to Tower
Tower Stiffness
Personnel Safety and Access Issues
Component Design
Pitch Bearings
Rotor Hub
Mechanical Brake
Nacelle Bedplate
Yaw Drive
The Controller
Functions of the Wind-turbine Controller
Closed-loop Control: Issues and Objectives
Closed-loop Control: General Techniques
Closed-loop Control: Analytical Design Methods
Pitch Actuators
Control System Implementation
Wind-turbine Installations and Wind Farms
Project Development
Visual and Landscape Assessment
Electromagnetic Interference
Ecological Assessment
Electrical Systems
Power-collection Systems
Earthing (Grounding) of Wind Farms
Lightning Protection
Embedded (Dispersed) Wind Generation
Power Quality
Electrical Protection
Economic Aspects of Embedded Wind Generation