Wind Energy Explained : Theory, Design and Application

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  • Edition: 2nd
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  • Copyright: 2010-02-01
  • Publisher: Wiley

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Wind energy’s bestselling textbook- fully revised.

This must-have second edition includes up-to-date data, diagrams, illustrations and thorough new material on:

-the fundamentals of wind turbine aerodynamics;

-wind turbine testing and modeling;

-wind turbine design standards;

-offshore wind energy;

-special purpose applications, such as energy storage and fuel production.

Wind Energy Explained: Theory, Design and Application, 2nd Edition includes the latest data, illustrations and all new material on wind turbines, offshore wind energy, and more. Fifty new homework problems and a new appendix on data processing are just a few of the updates and expansions for this fine edition, recommended for any college-level science and natural resources collection..

This book offers a complete examination of one of the most promising sources of renewable energy and is a great introduction to this cross-disciplinary field for practicing engineers.

“provides a wealth of information and is an excellent reference book for people interested in the subject of wind energy.” (IEEE Power & Energy Magazine, November/December 2003)

“deserves a place in the library of every university and college where renewable energy is taught.” (The International Journal of Electrical Engineering Education, Vol.41, No.2 April 2004)

“a very comprehensive and well-organized treatment of the current status of wind power.” (Choice, Vol. 40, No. 4, December 2002)

Author Biography

James Manwell is a professor of Mechanical Engineering the University of Massachusetts and the Director of the Wind Energy Center there. He hold an M.S. in Electrical and Computer engineering and a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering. he has been involved with a wide range of wind energy research areas since the mid 1970's. These range from wind turbine dynamics to wind hybrid power systems. His most recent research has focused on the assessment of external conditions related to the design of offshore wind turbines. he has participated in activities of the International Energy Agency, the International Electrotechnical Commission and the International Science Panel on Renewable Energies. He lives in Conway, Massachusetts.

John McGowan a professor Mechanical Engineering at the University of Massachusetts and the co-Director of the Wind Energy Center there. He holds an M.S. and a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering. During his forty plus years at the University he has developed and taught a number of fundamental undergraduate/graduate engineering courses in renewable energy and energy conversion. His research and graduate student supervision at UMass has produced approximately 200 technical papers in a wide range of energy conversion applications. His recent research interests in wind engineering have been concentrated in the areas of wind system siting, hybrid systems modeling, economics, and offshore wind engineering. Professor McGowan is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and editor of Wind Engineering journal. He lives in Northfield, Massachusetts.

Anthony Rogers holds both and M.S. and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts and was formerly a senior research engineer in the Renewable Energy Research Laboratory (now the Wind Energy center) there. He is presently a senior engineer at DNV Global Energy Concepts. He has had a long career in the wind energy field, and has been involved with a wide range of topics. These have included wind turbine monitoring and control and the application of remote sensing devices. He lives in Amherst, Massachusetts.

Table of Contents

About the Authorsp. ix
Prefacep. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Introduction: Modern Wind Energy and its Originsp. 1
Modern Wind Turbinesp. 2
History of Wind Energyp. 10
Referencesp. 21
Wind Characteristics and Resourcesp. 23
Introductionp. 23
General Characteristics of the Wind Resourcep. 24
Characteristics of the Atmospheric Boundary Layerp. 36
Wind Data Analysis and Resource Estimationp. 53
Wind Turbine Energy Production Estimates Using Statistical Techniquesp. 63
Regional Wind Resource Assessmentp. 65
Wind Prediction and Forecastingp. 72
Wind Measurement and Instrumentationp. 74
Advanced Topicsp. 84
Referencesp. 87
Aerodynamics of Wind Turbinesp. 91
General Overviewp. 91
One-dimensional Momentum Theory and the Betz Limitp. 92
Ideal Horizontal Axis Wind Turbine with Wake Rotationp. 96
Airfoils and General Concepts of Aerodynamicsp. 101
Blade Design for Modern Wind Turbinesp. 115
Momentum Theory and Blade Element Theoryp. 117
Blade Shape for Ideal Rotor without Wake Rotationp. 121
General Rotor Blade Shape Performance Predictionp. 124
Blade Shape for Optimum Rotor with Wake Rotationp. 131
Generalized Rotor Design Procedurep. 133
Simplified HAWT Rotor Performance Calculation Procedurep. 138
Effect of Drag and Blade Number on Optimum Performancep. 139
Computational and Aerodynamic Issues in Aerodynamic Designp. 141
Aerodynamics of Vertical Axis Wind Turbinesp. 145
Referencesp. 153
Mechanics and Dynamicsp. 157
Backgroundp. 157
Wind Turbine Loadsp. 158
General Principles of Mechanicsp. 161
Wind Turbine Rotor Dynamicsp. 172
Methods for Modeling Wind Turbine Structural Responsep. 200
Referencesp. 202
Electrical Aspects of Wind Turbinesp. 205
Overviewp. 205
Basic Concepts of Electrical Powerp. 206
Power Transformersp. 217
Electrical Machinesp. 219
Power Convertersp. 237
Electrical Aspects of Variable-Speed Wind Turbinesp. 246
Ancillary Electrical Equipmentp. 253
Referencesp. 255
Wind Turbine Materials and Componentsp. 257
Overviewp. 257
Material Fatiguep. 257
Wind Turbine Materialsp. 266
Machine Elementsp. 270
Principal Wind Turbine Componentsp. 276
Referencesp. 308
Wind Turbine Design and Testingp. 311
Overviewp. 311
Design Procedurep. 312
Wind Turbine Topologiesp. 316
Wind Turbine Standards, Technical Specifications, and Certificationp. 322
Wind Turbine Design Loadsp. 325
Load Scaling Relationsp. 333
Power Curve Predictionp. 336
Computer Codes for Wind Turbine Designp. 340
Design Evaluationp. 345
Wind Turbine and Component Testingp. 346
Referencesp. 355
Wind Turbine Controlp. 359
Introductionp. 359
Overview of Wind Turbine Control Systemsp. 364
Typical Grid-connected Turbine Operationp. 370
Supervisory Control Overview and Implementationp. 374
Dynamic Control Theory and Implementationp. 382
Referencesp. 404
Wind Turbine Siting, System Design, and Integrationp. 407
General Overviewp. 407
Wind Turbine Sitingp. 408
Installation and Operation Issuesp. 416
Wind Farmsp. 419
Wind Turbines and Wind Farms in Electrical Gridsp. 433
Referencesp. 446
Wind Energy Applicationsp. 449
General Overviewp. 449
Distributed Generationp. 450
Hybrid Power Systemsp. 450
Offshore Wind Energyp. 461
Operation in Severe Climatesp. 478
Special Purpose Applicationsp. 480
Energy Storagep. 489
Fuel Productionp. 497
Referencesp. 501
Wind Energy System Economicsp. 505
Introductionp. 505
Overview of Economic Assessment of Wind Energy Systemsp. 506
Capital Costs of Wind Energy Systemsp. 511
Operation and Maintenance Costsp. 519
Value of Wind Energyp. 521
Economic Analysis Methodsp. 530
Wind Energy Market Considerationsp. 539
Referencesp. 543
Wind Energy Systems: Environmental Aspects and Impactsp. 547
Introductionp. 547
Avian/Bat Interaction with Wind Turbinesp. 549
Visual Impact of Wind Turbinesp. 556
Wind Turbine Noisep. 561
Electromagnetic Interference Effectsp. 573
Land-Use Environmental Impactsp. 582
Other Environmental Considerationsp. 585
Referencesp. 589
Nomenclaturep. 593
Note on Nomenclature and Unitsp. 593
Chapter 2p. 593
Chapter 3p. 595
Chapter 4p. 597
Chapter 5p. 601
Chapter 6p. 604
Chapter 7p. 606
Chapter 8p. 607
Chapter 9p. 608
Chapter 10p. 610
Chapter 11p. 612
Chapter 12p. 613
Abbreviationsp. 614
Problemsp. 617
Problem Solvingp. 617
Chapter 2 Problemsp. 617
Chapter 3 Problemsp. 621
Chapter 4 Problemsp. 628
Chapter 5 Problemsp. 632
Chapter 6 Problemsp. 637
Chapter 7 Problemsp. 639
Chapter 8 Problemsp. 642
Chapter 9 Problemsp. 647
Chapter 10 Problemsp. 652
Chapter 11 Problemsp. 656
Chapter 12 Problemsp. 658
Data Analysis and Data Synthesisp. 661
Overviewp. 661
Data Analysisp. 661
Data Synthesisp. 671
Referencesp. 675
Indexp. 677
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