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Innovation in wind turbine design

Author: Peter Jamieson
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, 2018.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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This text 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.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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(OCoLC)1004251163
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Jamieson
ISBN: 9781119137948 1119137942 9781119137924 1119137926
OCLC Number: 1028731739
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Intro; Title Page; Copyright; Table of Contents; Dedication; Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgement; Introduction; 0.1 Why Innovation?; 0.2 The Challenge of Wind; 0.3 The Specification of a Modern Wind Turbine; 0.4 The Variability of the Wind; 0.5 Early Electricity-Generating Wind Turbines; 0.6 Commercial Wind Technology; 0.7 Basis of Wind Technology Evaluation; 0.8 Competitive Status of Wind Technology; References; Part I: Design Background; Chapter 1: Rotor Aerodynamic Theory; 1.1 Introduction; 1.2 Aerodynamic Lift; 1.3 Power in the Wind; 1.4 The Actuator Disc Concept. 1.5 Open Flow Actuator Disc1.6 Why a Rotor?; 1.7 Actuator Disc in Augmented Flow and Ducted Rotor Systems; 1.8 Blade Element Momentum Theory; 1.9 Optimum Rotor Design; 1.10 Limitations of Actuator Disc and BEM Theory; References; Chapter 2: Rotor Aerodynamic Design; 2.1 Optimum Rotors and Solidity; 2.2 Rotor Solidity and Ideal Variable Speed Operation; 2.3 Solidity and Loads; 2.4 Aerofoil Design Development; 2.5 Sensitivity of Aerodynamic Performance to Planform Shape; 2.6 Aerofoil Design Specification; 2.7 Aerofoil Design for Large Rotors; References; Chapter 3: Rotor Structural Interactions. 3.1 Blade Design in General3.2 Basics of Blade Structure; 3.3 Simplified Cap Spar Analyses; 3.4 The Effective t/c Ratio of Aerofoil Sections; 3.5 Blade Design Studies: Example of a Parametric Analysis; 3.6 Industrial Blade Technology; References; Chapter 4: Upscaling of Wind Turbine Systems; 4.1 Introduction: Size and Size Limits; 4.2 The â#x80;#x98;Square-Cubeâ#x80;#x99; Law; 4.3 Scaling Fundamentals; 4.4 Similarity Rules for Wind Turbine Systems; 4.5 Analysis of Commercial Data; 4.6 Upscaling of VAWTs; 4.7 Rated Tip Speed; 4.8 Upscaling of Loads; 4.9 Violating Similarity; 4.10 Cost Models. 4.11 Scaling ConclusionsReferences; Chapter 5: Wind Energy Conversion Concepts; References; Chapter 6: Drive-Train Design; 6.1 Introduction; 6.2 Definitions; 6.3 Objectives of Drive-Train Innovation; 6.4 Drive-Train Technology Maps; 6.5 Direct Drive; 6.6 Hybrid Systems; 6.7 Geared Systems â#x80;#x93; the Planetary Gearbox; 6.8 Drive Trains with Differential Drive; 6.9 Hydraulic Transmission; 6.10 Efficiency of Drive-Train Components; 6.11 Drive-Train Dynamics; 6.12 The Optimum Drive Train; 6.13 Innovative Concepts for Power Take-Off; References; Chapter 7: Offshore Wind Technology. 7.1 Design for Offshore7.2 High-Speed Rotor; 7.3 â#x80;#x98;Simplerâ#x80;#x99; Offshore Turbines; 7.4 Rating of Offshore Wind Turbines; 7.5 Foundation and Support Structure Design; 7.6 Electrical Systems of Offshore Wind Farms; 7.7 Operations and Maintenance (O & M); 7.8 Offshore Floating Wind Turbines; References; Chapter 8: Future Wind Technology; 8.1 Evolution; 8.2 Present Trends â#x80;#x93; Consensus in Blade Number and Operational Concept; 8.3 Present Trends â#x80;#x93; Divergence in Drive-Train Concepts; 8.4 Future Wind Technology â#x80;#x93; Airborne; 8.5 Future Wind Technology â#x80;#x93; Energy Storage.
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This text 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.

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