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Aerodynamics of Wind Turbines, 3rd Edition

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Title: Aerodynamics of Wind Turbines, 3rd Edition
Author: Martin O.L. Hansen
ISBN: 113877507X / 9781138775077
Format: Hard Cover
Pages: 174
Publisher: Routledge
Year: 2015
Availability: In Stock
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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.

Chapter 1 : General Introduction to Wind Turbines
Chapter 2 : Two-Dimensional Aerodynamics
Chapter 3 : Three-Dimensional Aerodynamics
Chapter 4 : One Dimensional Momentum Theory for an Ideal Wind Turbine
Chapter 5 : Shrouded Rotors
Chapter 6 : The Classical Blade Element Momentum Method
Chapter 7 : Control/Regulation and Safety Systems
Chapter 8 : Optimization
Chapter 9 : Unsteady BEM Model
Chapter 10 : Introduction to Loads and Structures
Chapter 11 : Beam Theory for the Wind Turbine Blades
Chapter 12 : Dynamic Structural Model of a Wind Turbines
Chapter 13 : Sources of Loads on a Wind Turbine
Chapter 14 : Wind Simulation
Chapter 15 : Fatigue
Chapter 16 : Vertical Axis Wind Turbines
Chapter 17 : Final Remarks

Appendix A : Basic Fluid Mechanics Equations
Appendix B : Symbols

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