Wind Energy Engineering: A Handbook for Onshore and Offshore Wind Turbines, 1st Edition

  • Trevor Letcher
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  • ISBN-10: 012809429X
  • ISBN-13: 9780128094297
  • DDC: 621.45
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 622 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released November 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2017

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This book is the most advanced, up-to-date and research-focused text on all aspects of wind energy engineering. Wind energy is pivotal in global electricity generation and for achieving future essential energy demands and targets. In this fast moving field this must-have edition starts with an in-depth look at the present state of wind integration and distribution worldwide, and continues with a high-level assessment of the advances in turbine technology and how the investment, planning, and economic infrastructure can support those innovations. Each chapter includes a research overview with a detailed analysis and new case studies looking at how recent research developments can be applied. Written by some of the most forward-thinking professionals in the field and giving a complete examination of one of the most promising and efficient sources of renewable energy, this book is an invaluable reference into this cross-disciplinary field for engineers.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Contributors.
1: Why Wind Energy?.
Wind Resource and Wind Energy Worldwide.
2: Wind Power Fundamentals.
3: Estimation of Wind Energy Potential and Prediction of Wind Power.
4: Global Potential for Wind-Generated Electricity.
5: The Future of Wind Energy Development in China.
6: Wind Power in the German System—Research and Development for the Transition Toward a Sustainable Energy Future.
Wind Turbine Technology.
7: History of Harnessing Wind Power.
8: Wind Turbine Technologies.
9: Aerodynamics and Design of Horizontal-Axis Wind Turbines.
10: Vertical Axis Wind Turbines: Farm and Turbine Design.
11: Multielement Airfoils for Wind Turbines.
12: Civil Engineering Aspects of a Wind Farm and Wind Turbine Structures.
13: Civil Engineering Challenges Associated With Design of Offshore Wind Turbines With Special Reference to China.
14: Numerical Methods for SSI Analysis of Offshore Wind Turbine Foundations.
15: Reliability of Wind Turbines.
16: Practical Method to Estimate Foundation Stiffness for Design of Offshore Wind Turbines.
17: Physical Modeling of Offshore Wind Turbine Model for Prediction of Prototype Response.
Generation of Electricity.
18: Energy and Carbon Intensities of Stored Wind Energy.
19: Small-Scale Wind Turbines.
20: Integration Into National Grids.
Environmental Impacts of Wind Energy.
21: Life Cycle Assessment: Meta-analysis of Cumulative Energy Demand for Wind Energy Technologies.
22: Environmental and Structural Safety Issues Related to Wind Energy.
23: Wind Turbines and Landscape.
24: Global Rare Earth Supply, Life Cycle Assessment, and Wind Energy.
Financial Modeling/Wind Economics.
25: Economics of Wind Power Generation.
Investment, Growth Trends, and the Future of Wind Energy.
26: Growth Trends and the Future of Wind Energy.