General Momentum Theory for Horizontal Axis Wind Turbines

  • Jens Nørkær Sørensen

Part of the Research Topics in Wind Energy book series (RTWE, volume 4)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Jens Nørkær Sørensen
    Pages 1-6
  3. Jens Nørkær Sørensen
    Pages 7-8
  4. Jens Nørkær Sørensen
    Pages 9-42
  5. Jens Nørkær Sørensen
    Pages 43-58
  6. Jens Nørkær Sørensen
    Pages 59-74
  7. Jens Nørkær Sørensen
    Pages 75-97
  8. Jens Nørkær Sørensen
    Pages 99-121
  9. Jens Nørkær Sørensen
    Pages 123-150
  10. Jens Nørkær Sørensen
    Pages 151-180
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 181-194

About this book



This book reconsiders the basic approaches behind the BEM method and in particular assesses and validates the equations forming the general momentum theory. One part of the book concerns the validation, using numerical fluid mechanics (CFD), of the different terms in the equations forming the momentum theory. Other parts present new ideas for extending the theory and for enhancing the accuracy of the BEM approach. Besides a general introduction and explanation of the momentum theory, the book also deals with specialized topics, such as diffusor-augmented rotors, wind tunnel corrections, tip corrections, and combined momentum/vortex theory for design of wind turbine rotors. The book contains new as well as already published material, and the author has strived to put the material into a new and more consistent context than what usually is found in similar text books.

The book is primarily intended for researchers and experienced students with a basic knowledge in fluid mechanics wishing to understand and expand their knowledge on wind turbine aerodynamics. The book is self-consistent, hence all necessary derivations are shown, and it should not be necessary to seek help in other literature to understand the contents of the book.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Jens Nørkær Sørensen
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Wind EnergyTechnical University of DenmarkLyngbyDenmark

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-22113-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-22114-4
  • Series Print ISSN 2196-7806
  • Series Online ISSN 2196-7814
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