Wind Energy Harvesting: Micro-to-Small Scale Turbines

Wind Energy Harvesting: Micro-to-Small Scale Turbines


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781614515654
Publisher: De Gruyter
Publication date: 04/23/2018
Series: De Gruyter Textbook Series
Pages: 173
Product dimensions: 6.69(w) x 9.45(h) x (d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Shashank Priya, Ravi Anant Kishore, Colin Stewart, VA Tech, Blacksburg, USA.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
Current State of Wind Energy
Energy Policies for Wind Energy

2. Background on Wind Turbines
Large vs. Small Scale Wind Turbines
Need for Small Scale Wind Turbines
Challenges with Small Scale Wind Turbine Design

3. Components of Small Scale Wind Turbine
Drive Train
Auxiliary Components

4. Betz and Schmitz Law for Wind Power Prediction
Betz Law
Blade Losses
Schmitz Law and Rotational Wake

5. Small Scale Wind Turbine Blade Design
Blade Element Momentum Theory
Development of Design Tool using BEM Theory
Use of Computational Fluid Dynamics in Rotor design

6. Diffuser Augmented Small Scale Wind Turbine
Need for Diffuser Augmented Small Scale Wind Turbine
Flow inside the Diffuser
Diffuser Design Optimization
Pros and Cons

7. Application Areas of Small Scale Wind Turbines
Bridge Health Monitoring System
Carry-on Wind Mills
Remote Applications

8. Non-Conventional Wind Energy Harvesters
Vibration based Wind Energy Harvesters
Piezoelectric Wind Turbine
Some Other Examples

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