Innovation in Wind Turbine Design

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John Wiley & Sons, 07.07.2011 - 320 Seiten
Innovation in Wind Turbine Design addresses the fundamentals of design, the reasons behind design choices, and describes the methodology for evaluating innovative systems and components. Always referencing a state of the art system for comparison, Jamieson discusses the basics of wind turbine theory and design, as well as how to apply existing engineering knowledge to further advance the technology, enabling the reader to gain a thorough understanding of current technology before assessing where it can go in the future.

Innovation in Wind Turbine Design is divided into four main sections covering design background, technology evaluation, design themes and innovative technology examples:

  • Section 1 reviews aerodynamic theory and the optimization of rotor design, discusses wind energy conversion systems, drive trains, scaling issues, offshore wind turbines, and concludes with an overview of technology trends with a glimpse of possible future technology
  • Section 2 comprises a global view of the multitude of design options for wind turbine systems and develops evaluation methodology, including cost of energy assessment with some specific examples
  • Section 3 discusses recurrent design themes such as blade number, pitch or stall, horizontal or vertical axis
  • Section 4 considers examples of innovative technology with case studies from real-life commercial clients.

This groundbreaking synopsis of the state of the art in wind turbine design is must-have reading for professional wind engineers, power engineers and turbine designers, as well as consultants, researchers and academics working in renewable energy.

 

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Inhalt

Rotor Aerodynamic Theory
11
1
12
1
18
2
27
Rotor Aerodynamic Design
45
Rotor Structural Interactions
57
Upscaling of Wind Turbine Systems
75
Wind Energy Conversion Concepts
105
Pitch versus Stall
201
HAWT or VAWT?
211
Free Yaw
223
Multi Rotor Systems
229
Design Themes Summary
239
References
253
The Gamesa G10X Drive Train
259
The Norsetek Rotor Design
269

Offshore Wind Turbines
131
Technology Trends Summary
143
Cost of Energy
153
Evaluation Methodology
173
Optimum Blade Number
191
Stall Induced Vibrations
277
Magnetic Gearing and PseudoDirect Drive
283
Summary and Concluding Comments
289
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Peter Jamieson, Principal Engineer, Special Projects Department, Garrad Hassan & Partners Ltd., Edinburgh, Scotland
Peter Jamieson has been in the wind industry since 1980, and with Garrad Hassan since 1991 as a founding founder member of their Scottish office. He was previously with James Howden of Glasgow who manufactured wind turbines from 1980 – 1988.
He currently heads the "Special Projects" department in Garrad Hassan with involvement in innovative designs of wind turbine and component developments. He is also involved in technology review for government, wind industry and commercial organisations. He has authored circa 30 published papers on wind energy topics, as well as magazine articles, and authored much of the technological content for the EWEA (European Wind Energy Association) publication Wind Energy: The Facts. He holds a number of patents on wind turbine rotor technology.

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