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Wind Turbines

Fundamentals, Technologies, Application, Economics

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Table of contents (20 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-XVIII
  2. Rotor Aerodynamics

    Pages 91-160
  3. Rotor Blades

    Pages 219-252
  4. Electrical System

    Pages 319-356
  5. Vibration Problems

    Pages 389-420
  6. The Tower

    Pages 421-449
  7. The Wind Resource

    Pages 451-483
  8. Environmental Impact

    Pages 533-562
  9. Wind Turbine Costs

    Pages 703-750

About this book

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 on the author's experience gained over decades designing wind energy converters with a major industrial manufacturer and, more recently, in technical consulting and in the planning of large wind park installations, with special attention to economics. The second edition accounts for the emerging concerns over increasing numbers of installed wind turbines. In particular, an important new chapter has been added which deals with offshore wind utilisation. All advanced chapters have been extensively revised and in some cases considerably extended

Keywords

  • Rotors
  • Technologie
  • Vibration
  • Wind Based Electricity Generation
  • Windkraftanlage
  • Windmills
  • aerodynamics
  • design
  • development
  • dynamics
  • electricity
  • environment
  • planning
  • technology
  • wind

Reviews

From the reviews of the second edition:

"This wide-ranging book, the product of over a quarter century’s experience, will be of use to any physicist with an interest in wind power electricity generation … . Some of its sections could well act as a source for solution by physics undergraduates and for more extended project work in a number of areas … . It would seem an excellent work of reference … to university and college libraries." (Dr D.G.C Jones, Contemporary Physics, Vol. 48 (4), 2007)

"Erich Hau’s Wind Turbines attempts to provide a complete but brief overview and study of the field and its history. The book begins with a list of commonly used symbols, a delight for engineering scientists. … In conclusion, this book is well put together … . If one wants a summary introduction to wind turbine issues, this book would suffice." (Ramani Ramakrishnan, International Journal of Acoustics and Vibration, Vol. 12 (1), 2007)

Authors and Affiliations

  • United Kingdom

    Erich Hau

  • Dipl.-Ing. Frühlingstraße 21, Krailling, Germany

    Horst Renouard

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Wind Turbines

  • Book Subtitle: Fundamentals, Technologies, Application, Economics

  • Authors: Erich Hau, Horst Renouard

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/3-540-29284-5

  • Publisher: Springer Berlin, Heidelberg

  • eBook Packages: Engineering, Engineering (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2006

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-642-06348-0

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-540-29284-5

  • Edition Number: 2

  • Number of Pages: XVIII, 783

  • Number of Illustrations: 552 b/w illustrations

  • Topics: Renewable Energy, Technology and Engineering

Buying options

eBook USD 219.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-540-29284-5
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 279.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)