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WIND TURBINE TECHNOLOGY, is a comprehensive and well illustrated text on the theory and operations of wind turbines that generate electricity for power companies. This text is written for an introductory course in wind energy technology. It prepares readers for a career as wind energy technicians who are responsible for maintaining, servicing and troubleshooting turbines on wind farms. This is an inclusive text that covers the main subjects associated with wind turbines. Dr. Hemami uses a practical, step-by-step manner with many examples and applications to help students to have a better understanding of the material. The text is divided into 17 progressive chapters. The book is divided into progressive sections, starting with fundamental subjects such as energy in the wind and effect of wind on a blade and continues onto more advanced materials such as grid connection and economics of wind turbines.
- Clear and simple presentation of concepts allows easier comprehension of the subject matter.
- Text boxes highlight important information.
- Includes beginning of chapter learning objectives to aid in understanding of the presented materials as well as discussion questions and chapter summaries with quick check list of discussed topics.
- Examples show real scenarios and practice problems for thorough understanding of the concepts and content.
- An "advanced learning" section in most chapters provide students with more advanced discussions on the topics covered.
- A practical project at the end of most chapters stimulates interest as well as comprehension of the concepts.
2. Energy in the Wind.
4. Wind Turbine Basic Types, Analysis and Characteristics.
5. Propeller Wind Turbine.
6. Electricity and Electric generation.
7. Propeller-Type Wind Turbine Characteristics.
8. Grid Connection.
9. Wind turbine mechanical systems.
10. Control of Wind Turbines (Part 1: Mechanical Side).
11. Control of Wind Turbines (Part 2: Generator Side).
12. Ancillary Electric Devices.
13. Wind Turbine Mechanical Design Matters.
14. Economics of Wind Energy.
15. Environmental Concerns.
16. Safety and Other Issues.
17. Working on Wind Turbines and Operator's Safety.
"The author does a great job of explaining theories and concepts in easy to understand terminology."
"The author's methods of explaining confusing concepts like power factor, tip speed ratio, and aerodynamic stall are superb and will serve well for students with little technical background."
"The book is a good focused intro to the wind energy industry. The topics were developed and laid out clearly and logically."
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Instructor's Resource CD-ROM
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