Wind Turbines and Aerodynamics Energy Harvesters

Wind Turbines and Aerodynamics Energy Harvesters
Author: Dan Zhao,Nuomin Han,Ernest Goh,John Cater,Arne Reinecke
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 530
Release: 2019-08-02
ISBN 10: 0128171367
ISBN 13: 9780128171363
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wind Turbines and Aerodynamics Energy Harvesters Book Review:

Wind Turbines and Aerodynamics Energy Harvesters not only presents the most research-focused resource on aerodynamic energy harvesters, but also provides a detailed review on aeroacoustics characteristics. The book considers all developing aspects of 3D printed miniature and large-size Savonious wind harvesters, while also introducing and discussing bladeless and aeroelastic harvesters. Following with a review of Off-shore wind turbine aerodynamics modeling and measurements, the book continues the discussion by comparing the numerical codes for floating offshore wind turbines. Each chapter contains a detailed analysis and numerical and experimental case studies that consider recent research design, developments, and their application in practice. Written by an experienced, international team in this cross-disciplinary field, the book is an invaluable reference for wind power engineers, technicians and manufacturers, as well as researchers examining one of the most promising and efficient sources of renewable energy. Offers numerical models and case studies by experienced authors in this field Contains an overview and analysis of the latest research Explores 3D printing technology and the production of wind harvesters for real applications Includes, and uses, ANSYS FLUENT case files

Wind Energy Harvesting

Wind Energy Harvesting
Author: Ravi Kishore,Colin Stewart,Shashank Priya
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Total Pages: 173
Release: 2018-04-23
ISBN 10: 161451979X
ISBN 13: 9781614519799
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wind Energy Harvesting Book Review:

This book provides the fundamental concepts required for the development of an efficient small-scale wind turbine. For centuries, engineers and scientists have used wind turbines of all shapes and sizes to harvest wind energy. Large-scale wind turbines have been successful at producing great amounts of power when deployed in sites with vast, open space, such as in fi elds or in offshore waters. For environments with limited space, such as dense urban environments, small-scale wind turbines are an attractive alternative for taking advantage of the ubiquity of wind. However, many of today’s tools for aerodynamic design and analysis were originally developed for large-scale turbines and do not scale down to these smaller devices. Arranged in a systematic and comprehensive manner, complete with supporting examples, Wind Energy Harvesting: Micro- To Small-Scale Turbines is a useful reference for undergraduate and graduate level classes on energy harvesting, sustainable energy, and fl uid dynamics, and an introduction to the field for non-technical readers.

Introduction to Wind Turbine Aerodynamics

Introduction to Wind Turbine Aerodynamics
Author: A. P. Schaffarczyk
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 265
Release: 2014-06-21
ISBN 10: 3642364098
ISBN 13: 9783642364099
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Wind Turbine Aerodynamics Book Review:

Wind-Turbine Aerodynamics is a self-contained textbook which shows how to come from the basics of fluid mechanics to modern wind turbine blade design. It presents a fundamentals of fluid dynamics and inflow conditions, and gives a extensive introduction into theories describing the aerodynamics of wind turbines. After introducing experiments the book applies the knowledge to explore the impact on blade design.The book is an introduction for professionals and students of very varying levels.

Wind Turbine Aerodynamics

Wind Turbine Aerodynamics
Author: Wen Zhong Shen
Publsiher: MDPI
Total Pages: 410
Release: 2019-10-04
ISBN 10: 3039215248
ISBN 13: 9783039215249
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wind Turbine Aerodynamics Book Review:

Wind turbine aerodynamics is one of the central subjects of wind turbine technology. To reduce the levelized cost of energy (LCOE), the size of a single wind turbine has been increased to 12 MW at present, with further increases expected in the near future. Big wind turbines and their associated wind farms have many advantages but also challenges. The typical effects are mainly related to the increase in Reynolds number and blade flexibility. This Special Issue is a collection of 21 important research works addressing the aerodynamic challenges appearing in such developments. The 21 research papers cover a wide range of problems related to wind turbine aerodynamics, which includes atmospheric turbulent flow modeling, wind turbine flow modeling, wind turbine design, wind turbine control, wind farm flow modeling in complex terrain, wind turbine noise modeling, vertical axis wind turbine, and offshore wind energy. Readers from all over the globe are expected to greatly benefit from this Special Issue collection regarding their own work and the goal of enabling the technological development of new environmentally friendly and cost-effective wind energy systems in order to reach the target of 100% energy use from renewable sources, worldwide, by 2050

Airborne Wind Energy

Airborne Wind Energy
Author: Roland Schmehl
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 752
Release: 2018-03-31
ISBN 10: 9811019479
ISBN 13: 9789811019470
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Airborne Wind Energy Book Review:

This book provides in-depth coverage of the latest research and development activities concerning innovative wind energy technologies intended to replace fossil fuels on an economical basis. A characteristic feature of the various conversion concepts discussed is the use of tethered flying devices to substantially reduce the material consumption per installed unit and to access wind energy at higher altitudes, where the wind is more consistent. The introductory chapter describes the emergence and economic dimension of airborne wind energy. Focusing on “Fundamentals, Modeling & Simulation”, Part I includes six contributions that describe quasi-steady as well as dynamic models and simulations of airborne wind energy systems or individual components. Shifting the spotlight to “Control, Optimization & Flight State Measurement”, Part II combines one chapter on measurement techniques with five chapters on control of kite and ground stations, and two chapters on optimization. Part III on “Concept Design & Analysis” includes three chapters that present and analyze novel harvesting concepts as well as two chapters on system component design. Part IV, which centers on “Implemented Concepts”, presents five chapters on established system concepts and one chapter about a subsystem for automatic launching and landing of kites. In closing, Part V focuses with four chapters on “Technology Deployment” related to market and financing strategies, as well as on regulation and the environment. The book builds on the success of the first volume “Airborne Wind Energy” (Springer, 2013), and offers a self-contained reference guide for researchers, scientists, professionals and students. The respective chapters were contributed by a broad variety of authors: academics, practicing engineers and inventors, all of whom are experts in their respective fields.

Wind Energy Engineering

Wind Energy Engineering
Author: Trevor M. Letcher
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 622
Release: 2017-05-11
ISBN 10: 012809429X
ISBN 13: 9780128094297
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wind Energy Engineering Book Review:

Wind Energy Engineering: A Handbook for Onshore and Offshore Wind Turbines is the most advanced, up-to-date and research-focused text on all aspects of wind energy engineering. Wind energy is pivotal in global electricity generation and for achieving future essential energy demands and targets. In this fast moving field this must-have edition starts with an in-depth look at the present state of wind integration and distribution worldwide, and continues with a high-level assessment of the advances in turbine technology and how the investment, planning, and economic infrastructure can support those innovations. Each chapter includes a research overview with a detailed analysis and new case studies looking at how recent research developments can be applied. Written by some of the most forward-thinking professionals in the field and giving a complete examination of one of the most promising and efficient sources of renewable energy, this book is an invaluable reference into this cross-disciplinary field for engineers. Contains analysis of the latest high-level research and explores real world application potential in relation to the developments Uses system international (SI) units and imperial units throughout to appeal to global engineers Offers new case studies from a world expert in the field Covers the latest research developments in this fast moving, vital subject

Wind Energy

Wind Energy
Author: Mathew Sathyajith
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 246
Release: 2006-03-14
ISBN 10: 3540309063
ISBN 13: 9783540309062
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wind Energy Book Review:

Growing energy demand and environmental consciousness have re-evoked human interest in wind energy. As a result, wind is the fastest growing energy source in the world today. Policy frame works and action plans have already been for- lated at various corners for meeting at least 20 per cent of the global energy - mand with new-renewables by 2010, among which wind is going to be the major player. In view of the rapid growth of wind industry, Universities, all around the world, have given due emphasis to wind energy technology in their undergraduate and graduate curriculum. These academic programmes attract students from diver- fied backgrounds, ranging from social science to engineering and technology. Fundamentals of wind energy conversion, which is discussed in the preliminary chapters of this book, have these students as the target group. Advanced resource analysis tools derived and applied are beneficial to academics and researchers working in this area. The Wind Energy Resource Analysis (WERA) software, provided with the book, is an effective tool for wind energy practitioners for - sessing the energy potential and simulating turbine performance at prospective sites.

Environmental Impacts of Wind Energy Projects

Environmental Impacts of Wind Energy Projects
Author: National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology,Committee on Environmental Impacts of Wind-Energy Projects
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 394
Release: 2007-08-27
ISBN 10: 9780309134088
ISBN 13: 0309134080
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Environmental Impacts of Wind Energy Projects Book Review:

The generation of electricity by wind energy has the potential to reduce environmental impacts caused by the use of fossil fuels. Although the use of wind energy to generate electricity is increasing rapidly in the United States, government guidance to help communities and developers evaluate and plan proposed wind-energy projects is lacking. Environmental Impacts of Wind-Energy Projects offers an analysis of the environmental benefits and drawbacks of wind energy, along with an evaluation guide to aid decision-making about projects. It includes a case study of the mid-Atlantic highlands, a mountainous area that spans parts of West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. This book will inform policy makers at the federal, state, and local levels.

Aerodynamics of Wind Turbines

Aerodynamics of Wind Turbines
Author: Martin O. L. Hansen
Publsiher: Earthscan
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2013-05-13
ISBN 10: 1849770409
ISBN 13: 9781849770408
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Aerodynamics of Wind Turbines Book Review:

"Aerodynamics of Wind Turbines is the established essential text for the fundamental solutions to efficient wind turbine design. Now in its second edition it has been entirely updated and substantially extended to reflect advances in technology research into rotor aerodynamics and the structural response of the wind turbine structure. 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 new material includes a description of 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. Further the description of how to calculate the vibration of the whole construction as well as the time varying loads has been substantially updated."--Publisher's website.

Wind Power Generation and Wind Turbine Design

Wind Power Generation and Wind Turbine Design
Author: Wei Tong
Publsiher: WIT Press
Total Pages: 725
Release: 2010-04-30
ISBN 10: 1845642058
ISBN 13: 9781845642051
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wind Power Generation and Wind Turbine Design Book Review:

The purpose of this book is to provide engineers and researchers in both the wind power industry and energy research community with comprehensive, up-to-date, and advanced design techniques and practical approaches. The topics addressed in this book involve the major concerns in the wind power generation and wind turbine design.

Flow Induced Vibrations

Flow Induced Vibrations
Author: Eduard Naudascher,Donald Rockwell
Publsiher: Courier Corporation
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2012-03-27
ISBN 10: 0486136132
ISBN 13: 9780486136134
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Flow Induced Vibrations Book Review:

Graduate-level text synthesizes research and experience from disparate fields to form guidelines for dealing with vibration phenomena, particularly in terms of assessing sources of excitation in a flow system. 1994 edition.

Innovation in Wind Turbine Design

Innovation in Wind Turbine Design
Author: Peter Jamieson
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2018-03-12
ISBN 10: 1119137942
ISBN 13: 9781119137948
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Innovation in Wind Turbine Design Book Review:

An updated and expanded new edition of this comprehensive guide to innovation in wind turbine design Innovation in Wind Turbine Design, Second Edition comprehensively covers the fundamentals of design, explains the reasons behind design choices, and describes the methodology for evaluating innovative systems and components. This second edition has been substantially expanded and generally updated. New content includes elementary actuator disc theory of the low induction rotor concept, much expanded discussion of offshore issues and of airborne wind energy systems, updated drive train information with basic theory of the epicyclic gears and differential drives, a clarified presentation of the basic theory of energy in the wind and fallacies about ducted rotor design related to theory, lab testing and field testing of the Katru and Wind Lens ducted rotor systems, a short review of LiDAR, latest developments of the multi-rotor concept including the Vestas 4 rotor system and a new chapter on the innovative DeepWind VAWT. The bookis divided into four main sections covering design background, technology evaluation, design themes and innovative technology examples. Key features: Expanded substantially with new content. Comprehensively covers the fundamentals of design, explains the reasons behind design choices, and describes the methodology for evaluating innovative systems and components. Includes innovative examples from working experiences for commercial clients. Updated to cover recent developments in the field. The book is a must-have reference for professional wind engineers, power engineers and turbine designers, as well as consultants, researchers and graduate students.

MARE WINT

MARE WINT
Author: Wiesław Ostachowicz,Malcolm McGugan,Jens-Uwe Schröder-Hinrichs,Marcin Luczak
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2016-08-30
ISBN 10: 3319390953
ISBN 13: 9783319390956
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

MARE WINT Book Review:

This book provides a holistic, interdisciplinary overview of offshore wind energy, and is a must-read for advanced researchers. Topics, from the design and analysis of future turbines, to the decommissioning of wind farms, are covered. The scope of the work ranges from analytical, numerical and experimental advancements in structural and fluid mechanics, to novel developments in risk, safety & reliability engineering for offshore wind.The core objective of the current work is to make offshore wind energy more competitive, by improving the reliability, and operations and maintenance (O&M) strategies of wind turbines. The research was carried out under the auspices of the EU-funded project, MARE-WINT. The project provided a unique opportunity for a group of researchers to work closely together, undergo multidisciplinary doctoral training, and conduct research in the area of offshore wind energy generation. Contributions from expert, external authors are also included, and the complete work seeks to bridge the gap between research and a rapidly-evolving industry.

Wind Energy in the Built Environment

Wind Energy in the Built Environment
Author: Sander Mertens
Publsiher: Multi-Science Publishing Company
Total Pages: 169
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 9780906522356
ISBN 13: 0906522358
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wind Energy in the Built Environment Book Review:

Designing buildings that maximize wind harvest and drive a set of turbines that provide power for buildings is the architectural concept presented in this scientific analysis. The practicalities presented in this design concept will interest engineers and architects, while the possibilities of wind power being used at a domestic level will delight proponents of renewable energy.

Wind Turbines

Wind Turbines
Author: Erich Hau
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 783
Release: 2005-12-14
ISBN 10: 3540292845
ISBN 13: 9783540292845
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wind Turbines Book Review:

Wind Turbines addresses all those professionally involved in research, development, manufacture and operation of wind turbines. It provides a cross-disciplinary overview of modern wind turbine technology and an orientation in the associated technical, economic and environmental fields. It is based on the author's experience gained over decades designing wind energy converters with a major industrial manufacturer and, more recently, in technical consulting and in the planning of large wind park installations, with special attention to economics. The second edition accounts for the emerging concerns over increasing numbers of installed wind turbines. In particular, an important new chapter has been added which deals with offshore wind utilisation. All advanced chapters have been extensively revised and in some cases considerably extended

Structural Dynamics and Renewable Energy Volume 1

Structural Dynamics and Renewable Energy  Volume 1
Author: Tom Proulx
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 382
Release: 2011-06-21
ISBN 10: 1441997164
ISBN 13: 9781441997166
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Structural Dynamics and Renewable Energy Volume 1 Book Review:

The Collection embraces Structural Dynamics and Renewable Energy into more than 50 categories, including Shock and Vibration, Damping in Solids, Nonlinear Modeling, Structural Health Modeling, Structural Dynamics, and Rotating Machinery. This the first volume of the five-volume set brings together 34 chapters on Structural Dynamics and Renewable Energy.

Triboelectric Nanogenerators

Triboelectric Nanogenerators
Author: Zhong Lin Wang,Long Lin,Jun Chen,Simiao Niu,Yunlong Zi
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 517
Release: 2016-08-17
ISBN 10: 3319400398
ISBN 13: 9783319400396
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Triboelectric Nanogenerators Book Review:

This book introduces an innovative and high-efficiency technology for mechanical energy harvesting. The book covers the history and development of triboelectric nanogenerators, basic structures, working principles, performance characterization, and potential applications. It is divided into three parts: Part A illustrates the fundamental working modes of triboelectric nanogenerators with their prototype structures and theoretical analysis; Part B and Part C introduce two categories of applications, namely self-powered systems and self-powered active sensors. The book will be an ideal guide to scientists and engineers beginning to study triboelectric nanogenerators or wishing to deepen their knowledge of the field. Readers will be able to place the technical details about this technology in context, and acquire the necessary skills to reproduce the experimental setups for fabrication and measurement.

Wind Turbines

Wind Turbines
Author: Abdel Ghani Aissaoui,Ahmed Tahour
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2016-07-27
ISBN 10: 9535124951
ISBN 13: 9789535124955
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wind Turbines Book Review:

Renewable energies constitute excellent solutions to both the increase of energy consumption and environment problems. Among these energies, wind energy is very interesting. Wind energy is the subject of advanced research. In the development of wind turbine, the design of its different structures is very important. It will ensure: the robustness of the system, the energy efficiency, the optimal cost and the high reliability. The use of advanced control technology and new technology products allows bringing the wind energy conversion system in its optimal operating mode. Different strategies of control can be applied on generators, systems relating to blades, etc. in order to extract maximal power from the wind. The goal of this book is to present recent works on design, control and applications in wind energy conversion systems.

Assessment of Research Needs for Wind Turbine Rotor Materials Technology

Assessment of Research Needs for Wind Turbine Rotor Materials Technology
Author: Committee on Assessment of Research Needs for Wind Turbine Rotor Materials Technology,Commission on Engineering and Technical Systems,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,National Research Council
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 105
Release: 1991-01-15
ISBN 10: 0309583187
ISBN 13: 9780309583183
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Assessment of Research Needs for Wind Turbine Rotor Materials Technology Book Review:

Wind-driven power systems represent a renewable energy technology. Arrays of interconnected wind turbines can convert power carried by the wind into electricity. This book defines a research and development agenda for the U.S. Department of Energy's wind energy program in hopes of improving the performance of this emerging technology.

Wind Power in Power Systems

Wind Power in Power Systems
Author: Thomas Ackermann
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 1120
Release: 2012-04-23
ISBN 10: 111994208X
ISBN 13: 9781119942085
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wind Power in Power Systems Book Review:

The second edition of the highly acclaimed Wind Power in Power Systems has been thoroughly revised and expanded to reflect the latest challenges associated with increasing wind power penetration levels. Since its first release, practical experiences with high wind power penetration levels have significantly increased. This book presents an overview of the lessons learned in integrating wind power into power systems and provides an outlook of the relevant issues and solutions to allow even higher wind power penetration levels. This includes the development of standard wind turbine simulation models. This extensive update has 23 brand new chapters in cutting-edge areas including offshore wind farms and storage options, performance validation and certification for grid codes, and the provision of reactive power and voltage control from wind power plants. Key features: Offers an international perspective on integrating a high penetration of wind power into the power system, from basic network interconnection to industry deregulation; Outlines the methodology and results of European and North American large-scale grid integration studies; Extensive practical experience from wind power and power system experts and transmission systems operators in Germany, Denmark, Spain, UK, Ireland, USA, China and New Zealand; Presents various wind turbine designs from the electrical perspective and models for their simulation, and discusses industry standards and world-wide grid codes, along with power quality issues; Considers concepts to increase penetration of wind power in power systems, from wind turbine, power plant and power system redesign to smart grid and storage solutions. Carefully edited for a highly coherent structure, this work remains an essential reference for power system engineers, transmission and distribution network operator and planner, wind turbine designers, wind project developers and wind energy consultants dealing with the integration of wind power into the distribution or transmission network. Up-to-date and comprehensive, it is also useful for graduate students, researchers, regulation authorities, and policy makers who work in the area of wind power and need to understand the relevant power system integration issues.