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Wind Turbines

Edited by Ibrahim H. Al-Bahadly

Massey University, New Zealand

The area of wind energy is a rapidly evolving field and an intensive research and development has taken place in the last few years. Therefore, this book aims to provide an up-to-date comprehensive overview of the current status in the field to the research community. The research works presented in this book are divided into three main groups. The first group deals with the different types and design of the wind mills aiming for efficient, reliable and cost effective solutions. The second group deals with works tackling the use of different types of generators for wind energy. The third group is focusing on improvement in the area of control. Each chapter of the book offers detailed information on the related area of its research with the main objectives of the works carried out as well as providing a comprehensive list of references which should provide a rich platform of research to the field.

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Wind TurbinesEdited by Ibrahim H. Al-Bahadly

Published: April 4th 2011

DOI: 10.5772/643

ISBN: 978-953-307-221-0

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4506-6

Copyright year: 2011

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177425 Total Chapter Downloads

77 Crossref Citations

114 Web of Science Citations

164 Dimensions Citations


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1. Special Issues on Design Optimization of Wind Turbine Structures

By Karam Maalawi


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2. Productivity and Development Issues of Global Wind Turbine Industry

By Ali Mostafaeipour


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3. Adaptive Bend-Torsional Coupling Wind Turbine Blade Design Imitating the Topology Structure of Natural Plant Leaves

By Wangyu Liu and Jiaxing Gong


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4. A Ducted Horizontal Wind Turbine for Efficient Generation

By I.H. Al-Bahadly and A.F.T. Petersen


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5. Small Wind Turbine Technology

By Oliver Probst, Jaime Martínez, Jorge Elizondo and Oswaldo Monroy


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6. Innovative Concepts in Wind-Power Generation: The VGOT Darrieus

By Fernando Ponta, Alejandro Otero and Lucas Lago


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7. Wind Turbine Simulators

By Hossein Madadi Kojabadi and Liuchen Chang


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8. Analysis and Mitigation of Icing Effects on Wind Turbines

By Adrian Ilinca


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9. An Experimental Study of the Shapes of Rotor for Horizontal-Axis Small Wind Turbines

By Yoshifumi Nishizawa


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10. Selection, Design and Construction of Offshore Wind Turbine Foundations

By Sanjeev Malhotra


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11. Control System Design

By Yoonsu Nam


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12. Using Genetic Algorithm to Obtain Optimal Controllers for the DFIG Converters to Enhance Power System Operational Security

By João P. A. Vieira, Marcus V. A. Nunes and Ubiratan H. Bezerra


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13. Intelligent Approach to MPPT Control Strategy for Variable-SpeedWind Turbine Generation System

By Whei-Min Lin and Chih-Ming Hong


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14. A Simple Prediction Model for PCC Voltage Variation Due to Active Power Fluctuation for a Grid Connected Wind Turbine

By Sang-Jin Kim and Se-Jin Seong


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15. Markovian Approaches to Model Wind Speed of a Site and Power Availability of a Wind Turbine

By Alfredo Testa, Roberto Langella and Teresa Manco


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16. Modelling and Control Design of Pitch-Controlled Variable Speed Wind Turbines

By Marcelo Gustavo Molina and Pedro Enrique Mercado


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17. Wind Park Layout Design Using Combinatorial Optimization

By Ivan Mustakerov and Daniela Borissova


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18. Genetic Optimal Micrositing of Wind Farms by Equilateral-Triangle Mesh

By Jun Wang, Xiaolan Li and Xing Zhang


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19. Wind Turbines Integration with Storage Devices: Modelling and Control Strategies

By Samuele Grillo, Mattia Marinelli and Federico Silvestro


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20. Wind Turbines with Permanent Magnet Synchronous Generator and Full-Power Converters: Modelling, Control and Simulation

By Rui Melício, Victor M. F. Mendes and João P. S. Catalão


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21. Reactive Power Control of Direct Drive Synchronous Generators to Enhance the Low Voltage Ride-Through Capability

By Andrey C. Lopes, André C. Nascimento, João P. A. Vieira, Marcus V. A. Nunes and Ubiratan H. Bezerra


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22. Electromagnetic Calculation of a Wind Turbine Earthing System

By Yasuda Yoh and Fujii Toshiaki


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23. Rotor Speed Stability Analysis of a Constant Speed Wind Turbine Generator

By Mitalkumar Kanabar and Srikrishna Khaparde


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24. Power Quality in Grid-Connected Wind Turbines

By J.J. Gutierrez, J. Ruiz, P. Saiz, I. Azcarate, L.A. Leturiondo and A. Lazkano


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25. Optimal Selection of Drive Components for Doubly-Fed Induction Generator Based Wind Turbines

By Davide Aguglia, Philippe Viarouge, René Wamkeue and Jérôme Cros


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26. Wind Turbine Model and Maximum Power Tracking Strategy

By Hengameh Kojooyan Jafari and Ahmed Radan


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27. High-Temperature Superconducting Wind Turbine Generators

By Wenping Cao


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28. Small Scale Wind Energy Conversion Systems

By Mostafa Abarzadeh, Hossein Madadi Kojabadi and Liuchen Chang


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