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Wind Turbine Systems

  • David Rivkin
  • Allison Liddell
  • Laurel Silk
  • ISBN-10: 1449625800
  • ISBN-13: 9781449625801
  • 0 Pages | Paperback
  • COPYRIGHT: 2013 Published
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About the Product

Part of The Art and Science of Wind Power series The wind energy industry is at the forefront of a global shift toward alternative energy, and job opportunities are booming in this rapidly-growing field. Wind Turbine Systems is an important overview of the mechanical systems that make up wind-turbine subsystems. Both beginning students and experts will find this in-depth text a key resource. Wind Turbine Systems includes comprehensive information on the rotor system, drive train, nacelle, electrical system, control system, and operating sequence control. The text also covers central issues related to wind-turbine location. Wind Turbine Systems combines detailed technical information with a survey of advances in the field to give students the tools needed for problem-solving and critical thinking. 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.


  • Offers a detailed examination of wind turbine systems and discusses the ways in which wind is generated, converted, and controlled

  • Explores various wind energy control strategies

  • Provides information on the mechanical systems that make up wind-turbine sub-systems

  • Discusses the many sub-systems involved with wind energy and the importance of understanding each

  • Highlights issues related to wind-turbine location

  • 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 Turbine Systems Overview
Chapter 2: Loads and Structural Stresses
Chapter 3: Rotor System
Chapter 4: Mechanical Drive Train and Nacelle
Chapter 5: Electrical Power Overview
Chapter 6: Electrical Systems
Chapter 7: Control Systems and Operating Sequence Control
Chapter 8: Vibration
Chapter 9: The Tower
Chapter 10: Wind Turbine Siting