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x, 181 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • General Introduction to Wind Turbines * 2-D Aerodynamics * 3-D Aerodynamics * 1-D Momentum Theory for an Ideal Wind Turbine * Shrouded Rotors * The Classical Blade Element Momentum Method * Control/Regulation and Safety Systems * Optimization * Unsteady BEM Method * Introduction to Loads and Structures * Beam Theory for the Wind Turbine Blade * Dynamic Structural Model of a Wind Turbine * Sources of Loads on a Wind Turbine * Wind Simulation * Fatigue * Final Remarks * Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781844074389 20160528
"Aerodynamics of Wind Turbines" is the established essential text for the fundamental solutions to efficient wind turbine design. Now in its second edition, it has been entirely updated and substantially extended to reflect advances in technology, research into rotor aerodynamics and the structural response of the wind turbine structure. Topics covered include increasing mass flow through the turbine, performance at low and high wind speeds, assessment of the extreme conditions under which the turbine will perform and the theory for calculating the lifetime of the turbine. The classical Blade Element Momentum method is also covered, as are eigenmodes and the dynamic behaviour of a turbine. The new material includes a description of the effects of the dynamics and how this can be modelled in an 'aeroelastic code', which is widely used in the design and verification of modern wind turbines. Further, the description of how to calculate the vibration of the whole construction, as well as the time varying loads, has been substantially updated.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781844074389 20160528
Engineering Library (Terman)
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xiv, 185 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
  • Preface. Glossary of Symbols. Development of Large Wind Turbines. Wind Turbine Technology and Design Concepts. Design Factors Affecting Weight and Costs. Modelling of Wind Turbine Weight and Costs. Weight and Costs of Different Turbine Concepts. Economic Prospects of Large Wind Turbines. Offshore Developments. Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780471494560 20160528
In the light of the extensive debate surrounding the economics of scale of wind turbines, this timely work examines the engineering implications of developing lightweight compliant designs. Through the development of a unique modelling approach, the authors quantify the weight and cost of a diverse range of design solutions, enabling systematic quantitative comparisons to be made for the first time. This innovative reference will provide a valuable guide to engineers and consultants involved in wind energy development as well as academic researchers and postgraduate students of wind turbine technology. FEATURES INCLUDE: Coherent analysis of the inter-relationship between the economics of wind turbines and engineering design configurations. Discussion of the main factors driving the weight and cost of large wind turbines eg. rotor design, number of blades, blade materials, flexibility and control strategy. Accessible overview of the development of large wind turbines and the direction that designs are taking now and into the future. Examination of the cost implications of specific design issues such as vertical versus horizontal axis, fixed or variable speed-rotor strategy, compact versus modular drive train and direct drive configurations. Evaluation of the economics of onshore and offshore generation sites and the prospects for the deployment of large wind turbines in offshore wind farms.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780471494560 20160528
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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xviii, 298 p. : ill.
  • pt. 1. Design background
  • pt. 2. Technology evaluation
  • pt. 3. Design themes
  • pt. 4. Innovative technology examples.
"Innovation in Wind Turbine Design covers the basics of design and the reasons behind design choices, as well as the methodology for evaluating innovative systems and components, always referencing a state of the art system for comparison. Thus the reader is able to understand current technology and the reasoning behind progress to date, before assessing where it can go in the future. It discusses the basics, as well as how to apply existing engineering knowledge to further technology.Innovation in Wind Turbine Design is divided into three main sections: introduction, design background and technology evaluation. Section 1 reviews the evolution of modern wind technology and establishes the basis for evaluating standard and innovative designs. Section 2 reviews the optimization of rotor design, discusses wind energy conversion systems, drive trains, scaling issues and offshore wind turbines, and concludes with an overview of technology trends with a glimpse of possible future technology. Section 3 comprises a global view of the multitude of design options for wind turbine systems, the basis for comparative valuation and evaluation methodology, cost of energy assessment and includes a number of innovative examples, some from working experiences for commercial clients. Draws upon the author's 30 years industry experience to synergize the separate fields of engineering innovation and wind technology into one practical reference text Enables both creative and analytical thinking as well as engineering insight that is invaluable in the early stages of parametric studies Includes innovative examples from working experiences for commercial clients Includes previously unpublished or little disseminated theory, including the author's recent research solving a problem generalizing Betz' theory to account for the behavior of rotors in ducts or non-uniform flow regions"-- Provided by publisher.
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2, 5, 117 p. ; 28 cm.
Green Library
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1 v.
Green Library
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1 v. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Green Library
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1 v. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Green Library
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2 v. : ill. ; 28 cm.
  • A. Executive summary, final report.
  • B. Final report.
Green Library
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xvii, 55, 12, 5 : illustrations ; 28 cm.
Green Library
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ii, 37 p. : ill. 28 cm.
Green Library
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37 p. : ill. ; 27 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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v. : ill., graphs ; 28 cm.
Green Library
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1 online resource (12 pages) : illustrations (some color).
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1 online resource (1 page) : color illustrations
Book
xiv, 173 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Preface 1. General Introduction to Wind Turbines 2. 2-D Aerodynamics 3. 3-D Aerodynamics 4. 1-D Momentum Theory for an Ideal Wind Turbine 5. Shrouded Rotors 6. The Classical Blade Element Momentum Method 7. Control/Regulation and Safety Systems 8. Optimization 9. Unsteady BEM Model 10.Introduction to Loads and Structures 11. Beam Theory for the Wind Turbine Blade 12. Dynamic Structural Model of a Wind Turbine 13. Sources of Loads on a Wind Turbine 14. Wind Simulation 15. Fatigue 16. Vertical Axis Wind Turbines 17. Final Remarks Appendix A Appendix B.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138775077 20160618
Aerodynamics of Wind Turbines is the established essential text for the fundamental solutions to efficient wind turbine design. Now in its third edition, it has been substantially updated with respect to structural dynamics and control. The new control chapter now includes details on how to design a classical pitch and torque regulator to control rotational speed and power, while the section on structural dynamics has been extended with a simplified mechanical system explaining the phenomena of forward and backward whirling modes. Readers will also benefit from a new chapter on Vertical Axis Wind Turbines (VAWT). Topics covered include increasing mass flow through the turbine, performance at low and high wind speeds, assessment of the extreme conditions under which the turbine will perform and the theory for calculating the lifetime of the turbine. The classical Blade Element Momentum method is also covered, as are eigenmodes and the dynamic behaviour of a turbine. The book describes the effects of the dynamics and how this can be modelled in an aeroelastic code, which is widely used in the design and verification of modern wind turbines. Furthermore, it examines how to calculate the vibration of the whole construction, as well as the time varying loads and global case studies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138775077 20160618
Engineering Library (Terman)
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1 online resource (17 pages) : color illustrations.
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1 online resource (27 pages) : color illustrations.
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1 online resource (11 pages) : color illustrations.
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1 online resource (1 page)
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1 online resource ([3] pages)

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