About the Author
Alois Schaffarczyk obtained his PhD in Statistical Physics from the University of Göttigen, Germany. Prior to this he spent six years in industry solving practical problems in fluid mechanics. He joined UAS Kiel in 1992 and in 1997 began his career in the wind turbine community, specializing in CFD, experiments and blade design. Professor Schaffarczyk attends many conferences in this field and has lectured on the subject in China, Morocco and Norway. He was a participant at some of the highly respected IEAwind annexes and held the function of sub-task manager at MexNext.
Table of ContentsIntroduction.- Types of Wind Turbines.- Basic Fluid Dynamics.- Inflow Conditions for Wind Turbines.- Momentum Theories.- Application of Vortex Theories.- Application of Computational Fluid Mechanics.- Experiments.- Impact of Aerodynamics on Blade Design.- Concluding Remarks on Further Developments.