Environmental Science/Climate Change & Mitigation

Wind Turbine Technology
Principles and Design

Editor: Muyiwa Adaramola, PhD

Wind Turbine Technology

Published. Available now.
Pub Date: February 2014
Hardback Price: $169.95 US
Hard ISBN: 9781771880152
E-Book ISBN: 9781482244953
Pages: 364pp
Binding Type: hardbound

This title includes a number of Open Access chapters.

This important book presents a selection of new research on wind turbine technology, including aerodynamics, generators and gear systems, towers and foundations, control systems, and environmental issues.

This book introduces some of the basic principle of wind turbine design. The different chapters discuss ways to analyze wind turbine performance, approaches for wind turbine improvement, fault detection in wind turbines, and how to mediate the adverse effects of wind turbine use. The book is broken into four sections: the first focuses on wind turbine blade design, the second goes into detail on generators and gear systems, the third focuses on wind turbine towers and foundations, the fourth is on control systems, and the final section discusses some of the environmental issues.

This informative book:
• introduces the principles of wind turbine design
• covers methods for analysis of wind turbine performance
• discusses approaches for wind turbine improvement and optimization
• covers fault detection in wind turbines
• discusses mediating the adverse effects of wind turbine use and installation

Now being translated into Chinese.

Part I: Aerodynamics
Chapter 1. Wind Turbine Blade Design

Peter J. Schubel and Richard J. Crossley

Chapter 2. A Shrouded Wind Turbine Generating High Output Power with Wind-Lens Technology

Yuji Ohya and Takashi Karasudani

Chapter 3. Ecomoulding of Composite Wind Turbine Blades Using Green Manufacturing RTM Process

Brahim Attaf

Chapter 4. Aerodynamic Shape Optimization of a Vertical-Axis Wind Turbine Using Differential Evolution

Travis J. Carrigan, Brian H. Dennis, Zhen X. Han, and Bo P. Wang
Part II: Generators and Gear Systems

Chapter 5. Performance Evaluation of an Induction Machine with Auxiliary Winding for Wind Turbine Power

Riadh W. Y. Habash, Qianjun Tang, Pierre Guillemette, and Nazish Irfan

Chapter 6. Time Domain Modeling and Analysis of Dynamic Gear Contact Force in a Wind Turbine Gearbox with Respect to Fatigue Assessment

Wenbin Dong, Yihan Xing, and Torgeir Moan
Part III: Tower and Foundation

Chapter 7. Wind Turbine Tower Vibration Modeling and Monitoring by the Nonlinear State Estimation Technique (NSET)

Peng Guo and David Infield
Part IV: Control Systems

Chapter 8. Two LQRI based Blade Pitch Controls for Wind Turbines

Sungsu Park and Yoonsu Nam

Chapter 9. Power Control Design for Variable-Speed Wind Turbines

Yolanda Vidal, Leonardo Acho, Ningsu Luo, Mauricio Zapateiro, and Francesc Pozo

Chapter 10. H∞ Based Control for Load Mitigation in Wind Turbines

Asier Diaz de Corcuera, Aron Pujana-Arrese, Jose M. Ezquerra, Edurne Segurola, and Joseba Landaluze
Part V: Environmental Issues

Chapter 11. Electromagnetic Interference on Large Wind Turbines

Florian Krug and Bastian Lewke

Chapter 12. Noise Pollution Prevention in Wind Turbines: Status and Recent Advances

Ofelia Jianu, Marc A. Rosen, and Greg Naterer


About the Authors / Editors:
Editor: Muyiwa Adaramola, PhD
Associate Professor, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Ås, Norway

Dr. Muyiwa S. Adaramola earned his BSc and MSc in Mechanical Engineering from Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria, and University of Ibadan, Nigeria, respectively. He received his PhD in Environmental Engineering at the University of Saskatchewan Saskatoon, Canada. He has worked as a researcher at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, focusing on wind energy, wind turbine performance, and wind turbine wake. Currently, Dr. Adaramola is an Associate Professor in Renewable Energy at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Ås, Norway.

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