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Wind Turbine Technology and Design

  • David Rivkin
  • Kathleen Toomey
  • Laurel Silk
  • ISBN-10: 144962457X
  • ISBN-13: 9781449624576
  • 0 Pages | Paperback
  • COPYRIGHT: 2013 Published
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About the Product

Part of The Art and Science of Wind Power Series The rapidly expanding wind energy industry is creating thousands of new opportunities for skilled workers. Wind Turbine Technology and Design, part of The Art and Science of Wind Power series, is an essential resource for students looking to build critical skills in the field. Wind Turbine Technology and Design provides a big-picture overview of the relationship between engineering design and wind-turbine economics. Readers will gain a systemic understanding of large wind-turbine technologies and design strategies for rotors, drive trains, electrical systems, and towers. The text moves from a broad survey of issues in the field to an in-depth analysis of processes and considerations in commercial wind system design and installation. About the Series According to estimates from the American Wind Energy Association, approximately 85,000 Americans are employed in the rapidly expanding wind energy industry. The Art and Science of Wind Power series was developed to address a critical gap in educational resources directed toward the development of skilled workers in this industry. Each title uses a systems-based perspective to provide students with the resources to develop creative solutions to challenges as well as systems-based critical thinking skills. No other series as comprehensively addresses key issues for novice and expert learners alike.

Features

  • Explores the relationship between engineering design and wind-turbine economics

  • Provides an overview of large wind-turbine technologies and the design of rotors, drive trains, electrical systems, and towers.

  • Discusses effective wind turbine design that factors in suitable locations and environmental impact

  • Applicable Courses: This book is designed for curriculums in Wind Power and renewable energy found at community and technical colleges.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Wind Generation of Electricity
Chapter 2: Wind Turbine Technology and Design Concepts I
Chapter 3: Wind Turbine Technology and Design Concepts II
Chapter 4: Design Factors Effecting Weight and Costs
Chapter 5: Determining Wind Turbine Weight and Costs
Chapter 6: Weight and Cost of Different Turbine Concepts
Chapter 7: Wind Turbine Siting, System Design, and Integration
Chapter 8: Environmental Impact of Wind Systems
Chapter 9: Economic Prospects of Large Turbines
Chapter 10: Design of Offshore Wind Farms