Wind Turbines: Fundamentals, Technologies, Application, Economics

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Springer Science & Business Media, Feb 26, 2013 - Science - 879 pages

Wind Turbines addresses all those professionally involved in research, development, manufacture and operation of wind turbines. It provides a cross-disciplinary overview of modern wind turbine technology and an orientation in the associated technical, economic and environmental fields. It is based on the author's experience gained over decades designing wind energy converters with a major industrial manufacturer and, more recently, in technical consulting and in the planning of large wind park installations, with special attention to economics. The second edition accounts for the emerging concerns over increasing numbers of installed wind turbines. In particular, an important new chapter has been added which deals with offshore wind utilisation. All advanced chapters have been extensively revised and in some cases considerably extended

 

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Contents

Windmills and Windwheels
1
Electrical Power from the Wind The First Attempts
22
Basic Concepts of Wind Energy Converters
65
Physical Principles of Wind Energy Conversion
79
Rotor Aerodynamics
89
Loads and Structural Stresses
167
Vibration Characteristics
232
Rotor Blades
269
The Tower
466
The Wind Resource
505
Power Output and Energy Yield
548
Environmental Impact
605
Commercial Applications of Wind Turbines
637
Offshore Wind Energy Utilisation
677
Wind Turbine Installation and Operation
719
Wind Turbine Costs
788

Mechanical Drive Train and Nacelle
305
Electrical System
385
Control Systems and Operational Sequence
429
Wind Turbine Economics
845
Subject Index
871
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