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Wind Energy Handbook
Wind Energy Handbook

Wind Energy Handbook

Tony L. Burton, Nick Jenkins, Ervin Bossanyi, David Sharpe, Michael Graham
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Wind Energy Handbook

Tony L. Burton, Nick Jenkins, Ervin Bossanyi, David Sharpe, Michael Graham
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Discover this fully updated and authoritative reference to wind energy technology written by leading academic and industry professionals

The newly revised Third Edition of the Wind Energy Handbook deliversa fully updated treatment of key developments in wind technology since the publication of the book's Second Edition in 2011.The criticality of wakes within wind farms is addressed by the addition of an entirely newchapter onwakeeffects, including'engineering' wake modelsandwakecontrol. Offshore, attention is focusedfor the first timeonthe design offloating support structures, and the new 'PISA' methodformonopile geotechnical designisintroduced.

The coverage of blade design has been completely rewritten, withanexpandeddescriptionoflaminatefatigue properties and new sections on manufacturing methods, blade testing, leading-edge erosionand bend-twist coupling.These are complemented by new sections on blade add-ons and noise in the aerodynamics chapters, which now also include adescription of the Leishman-Beddoes dynamic stall model andanextendedintroductiontoComputational Fluid Dynamicsanalysis.

Theimportance of the environmental impact of wind farms both on- and offshore isrecognisedby extended coverage, which encompassesthe requirements of the Grid Codes to ensure wind energy plays its full role in the power system.The conceptual design chapter has been extended to include a number of novel concepts, including low induction rotors, multiple rotor structures, superconducting generators and magnetic gearboxes.

References and further reading resources are included throughout the book and have been updated to cover the latest literature.Importantly, the core subjectsconstituting the essential background to wind turbineand wind farm designare covered, as in previous editions. These include:

  • The nature of the wind resource, including geographical variation, synoptic and diurnalvariationsand turbulence characteristics
  • Theaerodynamics of horizontal axis wind turbines, including the actuator disc concept, rotor disc theory, the vortex cylinder model of the actuator discand the Blade-Element/Momentum theory
  • Designloads for horizontal axis wind turbines, includingthe prescriptions ofinternational standards
  • Alternative machine architectures
  • The design of key components
  • Wind turbine controller designfor fixed and variable speed machines
  • The integration of wind farms into the electrical power system
  • Wind farm design, siting constraints and the assessment of environmental impact

Perfect forengineers and scientists learning about wind turbine technology, the Wind Energy Handbook will also earn a place in the libraries ofgraduate students taking courses on wind turbines and wind energy, as well as industry professionalswhosework requires a deep understanding of wind energy technology.

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