Wind Energy Explained: Theory, Design and Application, 2nd Edition

Book Description

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 and modelling;
  • wind turbine standards;
  • offshore wind energy;
  • special purpose applications, such as energy storage and fuel production.

Fifty additional homework problems and a new appendix on data processing make this comprehensive edition perfect for engineering students.

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 practising engineers.

“provides a wealth of 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 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)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction: Modern Wind Energy and its Origins
Chapter 2 Wind Characteristics and Resources
Chapter 3 Aerodynamics of Wind Turbines
Chapter 4 Mechanics and Dynamics
Chapter 5 Electrical Aspects of Wind Turbines
Chapter 6 Wind Turbine Materials and Components
Chapter 7 Wind Turbine Design and Testing
Chapter 8 Wind Turbine Control
Chapter 9 Wind Turbine Siting, System Design, and
Chapter 10 Wind Energy Applications
Chapter 11 Wind Energy System Economics
Chapter 12 Wind Energy Systems: Environmental Aspects and Impacts

Appendix A: Nomenclature
Appendix B: Problems
Appendix C: and Data Synthesis

Book Details

  • Title: Wind Energy Explained: Theory, Design and Application, 2nd Edition
  • Author: , ,
  • Length: 704 pages
  • Edition: 2
  • Language: English
  • Publisher:
  • Publication Date: 2010-02-01
  • ISBN-10: 0470015004
  • ISBN-13: 9780470015001
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