Wind Power: Turbine Design, Selection, and Optimization

Overview

Wind power is the most mature technology of the major sources of renewable energy that have been developed, and more efficient and cost-effective techologies and materials are constantly being sought for turbines and the equipment used on them. Here is a comprehensive and thorough review of the engineering pros and cons for using different kinds of wind turbines in different areas, including offshore. With a full technical knowledge, engineers, managers, and other decision-makers in the wind energy industry can ...

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Overview

Wind power is the most mature technology of the major sources of renewable energy that have been developed, and more efficient and cost-effective techologies and materials are constantly being sought for turbines and the equipment used on them. Here is a comprehensive and thorough review of the engineering pros and cons for using different kinds of wind turbines in different areas, including offshore. With a full technical knowledge, engineers, managers, and other decision-makers in the wind energy industry can make more informed decisions about increasing capacity, cost-efficiency, and longevity.

Covering the various types of wind turbines available, such as new collinear windmills, orthogonal turbines, and others, this highly technical treatment of wind turbines offers engineers, students, and researchers insight into the practical applications of these turbines and their potential for maximum efficiency.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118720929
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 12/16/2013
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 311
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Victor Lyatkher is a professor, engineer, and inventor and has worked for over thirty years in the wind and hydro-power industry. Educated in Moscow and Leningrad, Dr. Lyatkher has developed and patented numerous processes and machines which deal mainly with renewable energy sources such as tidal power, water turbines, and vertical axis wind turbines. He developed a new method of forecasting long-term variations in the level of the Caspian Sea and designed a new kind of low head turbine. He has been the recipient of several prizes and awards for his accomplishments, including the Prize of the Council of Ministers of the USSR, the Award of the Indian Society of Earthquake Technology, and five medals (in gold, silver and bronze) of the All Union USSR Exhibition. He has published numerous books (in Russian) on the subject of renewable energy, and was the original inventor of the helical turbine, patented in the USSR in 1983.

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Table of Contents

Preface vii

1 Transformation of Flow Power 1

2 Collinear Wind Turbines (Horizontal-Axis Wind Turbines-HAWTs) 67

3 Orthogonal Wind Units: Mathematical Models 107

4 Ordinary Orthogonal Windmills (Vertical-Axis Wind Turbines –VAWTs) 167

5 The Largest Open Wind Turbines on the Ground or Sea 227

6 The Unit Without External Rotation 263

7 High Jet Power Station 275

Conclusion 305

Author Index 307

Subject Index 309

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