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Wind Energy Explained Theory, Design and Application

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ISBN-10: 0471499722

ISBN-13: 9780471499725

Edition: 2001

Authors: James F. Manwell, A. L. Rogers, J. G. McGowan, J. F. Manwell, Jon G. McGowan

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This textbook is intended to provide an introduction to the cross-disciplinary field of wind engineering. It includes end-of-chapter tutorial sections (solutions manual available) and combines both academic and industrial experience.
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Book details

List price: $100.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/21/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 590
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.85" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.684
Language: English

Introduction: Modern Wind Energy and its Origins
Modern Wind Turbines
History of Wind Energy
Wind Characteristics and Resources
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
Overview of Available Resource Assessment Data
Wind Measurements and Instrumentation
Advanced Topics
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
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
Advanced Aerodynamic Topics
Mechanics and Dynamics
General Background
General Principles
Wind Turbine Rotor Dynamics
Detailed and Specialized Dynamic Models
Electrical Aspects of Wind Turbines
Basic Concepts of Electric Power
Power Transformers
Electrical Machines
Power Converters
Ancillary electrical equipment
Wind Turbine Design
Design Procedure
Wind Turbine Topologies
Machine Elements
Wind Turbine Loads
Wind Turbine Subsystems and Components
Design Evaluation
Power Curve Prediction
Wind Turbine Control
Overview of Wind Turbine Control Systems
Typical Grid-connected Turbine Operation
Supervisory Control Overview and Implementation
Dynamic Control Theory and Implementation
Wind Turbine Siting, System Design and Integration
General Overview
Wind Turbine Siting
Installation and Operation Issues
Wind Farms
Wind Turbines and Wind Farms in Electric Grids
Offshore Wind Farms
Operation in Severe Climates
Hybrid Electrical Systems
Wind Energy System Economics
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
Wind Energy Systems: Environmental Aspects and Impacts
Avian Interaction with Wind Turbines
Visual Impact of Wind Turbines
Wind Turbine Noise
Electromagnetic Interference Effects
Land-use environmental impacts
Other Environmental Considerations
Note on Nomenclature and Units
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Chapter 9
Chapter 10
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