After a short introduction to wind energy, this book goes on dealing with fluid mechanics necessary to the understanding of wind energy problems. The succeeding chapters describe the horizontal-axis installations and the various systems of orientation and regulation effectively used. These topics are followed by discussions on blade calculations of horizontal-axis systems, the vertical-axis wind installations, pumping water, and the production of electricity by wind energy. The remaining chapters describe small and high power wind plants constructed throughout the world. These chapters also consider the problem of adapting the wind rotor to electrical generators or to pumps.
This book is intended for researchers, engineers, and technicians who wish to extend their knowledge in the wind energy field.
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1: THE WIND
Chapter 2: GENERAL THEORIES OF WIND MACHINES BASIC LAWS AND CONCEPTS OF AERODYNAMICS
Chapter 3: DESCRIPTION AND PERFORMANCES OF THE HORIZONTAL-AXIS WIND MACHINES
Chapter 4: HORIZONTAL-AXIS WIND TURBINES DESIGN OF THE BLADES AND DETERMINATION OF THE FORCES ACTING ON THE WIND POWER PLANT
Chapter 5: DESCRIPTION AND PERFORMANCES OF VERTICAL AXIS WINDMILLS
Chapter 6: USE OF WIND ENERGY FOR WATER PUMPING
Chapter 7: THE GENERATION OF ELECTRICITY BY WIND POWER
Chapter 8: WIND POWER PLANT PROJECTS
Chapter 9: WIND POWER PLANTS: ECONOMIC AND DEVELOPMENT PROSPECTS