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Fundamental and Advanced Topics in Wind Power

Edited by Rupp Carriveau

University of Windsor, Canada

As the fastest growing source of energy in the world, wind has a very important role to play in the global energy mix. This text covers a spectrum of leading edge topics critical to the rapidly evolving wind power industry. The reader is introduced to the fundamentals of wind energy aerodynamics; then essential structural, mechanical, and electrical subjects are discussed. The book is composed of three sections that include the Aerodynamics and Environmental Loading of Wind Turbines, Structural and Electromechanical Elements of Wind Power Conversion, and Wind Turbine Control and System Integration. In addition to the fundamental rudiments illustrated, the reader will be exposed to specialized applied and advanced topics including magnetic suspension bearing systems, structural health monitoring, and the optimized integration of wind power into micro and smart grids.

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Fundamental and Advanced Topics in Wind PowerEdited by Rupp Carriveau

Published: July 5th 2011

DOI: 10.5772/731

ISBN: 978-953-307-508-2

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4491-5

Copyright year: 2011

Books open for chapter submissions

243628 Total Chapter Downloads

96 Crossref Citations

191 Web of Science Citations

250 Dimensions Citations


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1. Aerodynamics of Wind Turbines

By Emrah Kulunk


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2. Wind Turbines Theory - The Betz Equation and Optimal Rotor Tip Speed Ratio

By Magdi Ragheb and Adam M. Ragheb


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3. Inboard Stall Delay Due to Rotation

By Horia Dumitrescu and Vladimir Cardos


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4. Verification of Lightning Protection Measures

By Soren Find Madsen


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5. Extreme Winds in Kuwait Including the Effect of Climate Change

By S. Neelamani and Layla Al-Awadi


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6. Efficient Modelling of Wind Turbine Foundations

By Lars Andersen and Johan Clausen


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7. Determination of Rotor Imbalances

By Jenny Niebsch


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8. Wind Turbine Gearbox Technologies

By Adam M. Ragheb and Magdi Ragheb


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9. Monitoring and Damage Detection in Structural Parts of Wind Turbines

By Andreas Friedmann, Dirk Mayer, Michael Koch and Thomas Siebel


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10. Magnetic Suspension and Self-pitch for Vertical-axis Wind Turbines

By Liu Shuqin


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11. The Analysis and Modelling of a Self-excited Induction Generator Driven by a Variable Speed Wind Turbine

By Ofualagba, G and Ubeku, E.U


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12. Optimisation of the Association of Electric Generator and Static Converter for a Medium Power Wind Turbine

By Daniel Matt, Philippe Enrici, Florian Dumas and Julien Jac


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13. Advanced Control of Wind Turbines

By Abdellatif Khamlichi, Brahim Ayyat, Mohammed Bezzazi and Carlos Vivas


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14. A Complete Control Scheme for Variable Speed Stall Regulated Wind Turbines

By Dimitris Bourlis


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15. MPPT Control Methods in Wind Energy Conversion Systems

By Jogendra Singh Thongam and Mohand Ouhrouche


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16. Modelling and Environmental/Economic Power Dispatch of MicroGrid Using MultiObjective Genetic Algorithm Optimization

By Faisal A. Mohamed and Heikki N. Koivo


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17. Size Optimization of a Solar-wind Hybrid Energy System Using Two Simulation Based Optimization Techniques

By Orhan Ekren and Banu Yetkin Ekren


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18. Fuzzy Control of WT with DFIG for Integration into Micro-grids

By Christina N. Papadimitriou and Nicholas A. Vovos


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