Wind Turbines Fundamentals, Technologies, Application, Economics

Wind Turbines addresses all those professionally involved in research, development, manufacture and operation of wind turbines. It provides a cross-disciplinary overview of modern wind turbine technology and an orientation in the associated technical, economic and environmental fields. It is based o...

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Main Author: Hau, Erich
Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Format: eBook
Published: Berlin, Heidelberg Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2006, 2006
Edition:2nd ed. 2006
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Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • Windmills and Windwheels
  • Electrical Power from the Wind — The First Attempts
  • Basic Concepts of Wind Energy Converters
  • Physical Principles of Wind Energy Conversion
  • Rotor Aerodynamics
  • Loads and Structural Stresses
  • Rotor Blades
  • Mechanical Drive Train and Nacelle
  • Electrical System
  • Control Systems and Operation Sequence Control
  • Vibration Problems
  • The Tower
  • The Wind Resource
  • Power Output and Energy Yield
  • Environmental Impact
  • Commercial Applications of Wind Turbines
  • Offshore Wind Energy Utilisation
  • Wind Turbine Installation and Operation
  • Wind Turbine Costs
  • Wind Turbine Economics