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Aerodynamics of Wind Turbines [Hardcover]

Martin O. L. Hansen
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January 2001 1902916069 978-1902916064
Wind power is an increasingly significant renewable energy resource, producing no environmentally damaging CO2 emissions. The efficient production of electricity by wind turbines relies on aerodynamics: Aerodynamics of Wind Turbines provides the fundamental solutions to efficient wind turbine design.
Following a historical introduction, Part 1 of Aerodynamics of Wind Turbines is concerned with basic rotor aerodynamics, while Part 2 deals with structural aspects of the wind turbine and calculation of the loads on it.
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 behavior of a turbine.
Aerodynamics of Wind Turbines is an essential reference for both engineering students and others with a professional or academic interest in the physics and technologies behind horizontal axis wind turbines. It will provide a sound understanding of the mechanisms behind the generation of forces on a wind turbine.

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'An excellent introduction to wind turbine aerodynamics.' David Infield, Professor of Renewable Energy Systems, Loughborough University, UK 'A well written, up to date and comprehensive textbook ... I would strongly recommend it.' Spyros Voutsinas, Associate Professor, National Technical University of Athens, Greece 'An excellent overview of the aerodynamics of modern wind turbines ... Highly recommended for practitioners, as well as theorists.' Professor Geir Moe, Department of Civil and Transportation Engineering, The Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway '...everything you need to know about wind generation ...' Seda Newsletter --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.

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Martin O. L. Hansen is employed at the Technical University of Denmark, where he lectures in wind turbine and related technologies.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 152 pages
  • Publisher: Earthscan Publications Ltd. (January 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1902916069
  • ISBN-13: 978-1902916064
  • Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 5.3 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,263,397 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Top - notch introduction into the subject January 21, 2012
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This book is the cornerstone of understanding the technical aspects of wind energy. It is quite approachable and easy to read and understand. Be aware, however, that you will not get a large amount of mathematical rigor... but that is part of the beauty of the book... just enough to gain a thorough understanding of the basics.
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