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Wind Turbines. Theory and Practice

  • ID: 4825115
  • Book
  • February 2020
  • Region: Global
  • 322 Pages
  • Cambridge University Press
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In the multi-disciplinary field of wind energy, students and professionals can often be uncomfortable outside their own specialist areas. This essential textbook explains the key aspects of wind turbine technology and its application in a single readable text. Covering a broad range of multi-disciplinary topics, including everything from aerodynamics through to electrical and control theory, to structures, planning, economics, and policy, this reference is an excellent toolkit for undergraduate students, postgraduate students, and professionals in the field of wind energy. Key concepts, including more challenging ones such as rotational sampling of turbulence, vortex wake structures, and reactive power management, are explained using clear language and simplifying illustrations including experimental graphs, photos, and line drawings.
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1. Introduction;
2. The wind and its characteristics;
3. Aerodynamic theory;
4. Rotor design and performance;
5. Electrical aspects;
6. Control;
7. Structural loading and response;
8. Rotor blade technology;
9. Siting and installation;
10. Planning and environment;
11. Economic and political considerations.
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Colin Anderson
Colin G. Anderson is a consulting engineer specialising in renewable energy technology and an adjunct lecturer at the School of Engineering, University of Edinburgh, where he teaches a course entitled Principles of Wind Energy.
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