Windturbines: Fundamentals, Technologies, Application and Economics

Windturbines: Fundamentals, Technologies, Application and Economics

By: Erich Hau (author)Hardback

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The text provides an overall view of the technology of modern wind power plants and aims to facilitate the orientation concerning related technological, economical and environmental problems. It offers an overview of the latest developments of small- to Megawatt-scale wind turbines. The book has been written by an author with more than ten years experience in designing wind energy converters with a large industrial manufacturer and addresses engineers, scientists and decision makers in administration and the energy industry.


Windmills and Windwheels.- Electrical Power from the Wind - the First Attempts.- Basic Concepts of Wind Energy Converters.- Physical Principles of Wind Energy Conversion.- Rotor Aerodynamics.- Loads and Structural Stresses.- Rotor Blades.- Mechanical Drive Train and Nacelle.- Electrical System.- Control System and Operational Sequence.- Vibration Problems.- The Tower.- Power Output and Energy Yield.- Erection of the Wind Turbine and Operational Issues.- Wind Resource Assessment.- Commercial Application of Wind Turbines.- Environmental Impact.- Wind Turbine Costs.- Wind Tubine Economics.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9783540570646
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 640
  • ID: 9783540570646
  • ISBN10: 3540570640

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