Karam Maalawi

National Research Centre

Karam Y. Maalawi is a professor of Aeronautics and Mechanics at the Mechanical Engineering Department, National Research Centre in Cairo, Egypt. He holds a Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Aerospace Engineering (Cairo University). Dr. Maalawi has published extensively in the field of structural optimization and wind turbine design and performance. Likewise, he has utilized the vast range of knowledge at his disposal to contribute to several research projects regarding aerospace engineering technology, wind turbine structures and renewable energy applications. He is a consultant engineer at the Egyptian Organization for Standards and Quality and the rapporteur of the Technical Committee for Energy Systems Management. For his outstanding contributions to his profession, the National Research Centre has recognized him with two awards for engineering sciences. He has been presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award and endorsed by Marquis Who's Who as a leader in the aerospace engineering industry.

3books edited

5chapters authored

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Modern and larger horizontal-axis wind turbines with power capacity reaching 15 MW and rotors of more than 235-meter diameter are under continuous development for the merit of minimizing the unit cost of energy production (total annual cost/annual energy produced). Such valuable advances in this competitive source of clean energy have made numerous research contributions in developing wind industry technologies worldwide. This book provides important information on the optimum design of wind energy conversion systems (WECS) with a comprehensive and self-contained handling of design fundamentals of wind turbines. Section I deals with optimal production of energy, multi-disciplinary optimization of wind turbines, aerodynamic and structural dynamic optimization and aeroelasticity of the rotating blades. Section II considers operational monitoring, reliability and optimal control of wind turbine components.

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