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Wind Energy Design

1st Edition

By Thomas Corke, Robert Nelson

CRC Press

326 pages | 194 B/W Illus.

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Wind Energy Systems is designed for undergraduate engineering courses, with a focus on multidisciplinary design of a wind energy system. The text covers basic wind power concepts and components - wind characteristics and modeling, rotor aerodynamics, lightweight flexible structures, wind farms, aerodynamics, wind turbine control, acoustics, energy storage, and economics. These topics are applied to produce a new conceptual wind energy design, showing the interplay of various design aspects in a complete system. An ongoing case study demonstrates the integration of various component topics, and MATLAB examples are included to show computerized design analysis procedures and techniques.

Table of Contents


List of Figures

List of Tables

1 Introduction

2 Wind Regimes

3 Introduction to Aerodynamics

4 Aerodynamic Performance

5 Horizontal Wind Turbine Rotor Design

6 Wind Turbine Control

7 Structural Design

8 Wind Farms

9 Wind Turbine Acoustics

10 Wind Energy Storage

11 Economics

12 Design Summary and Trade Study

13 New Concepts

14 Appendix


About the Authors

Thomas C. Corke is the Clark Chair Professor of Engineering in the Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Notre Dame. He is the Founding Director of the Notre Dame Center for Flow Physics and Control (FlowPAC), and the Director of the Notre Dame Hessert Laboratory for Aerospace Research. FlowPAC involves 22 faculty in the College of Engineering at Notre Dame. It performs basic research for most branches of the DoD including the Air Force, Army, Navy and DARPA, for NASA at Langley and Glenn Research Centers, and for the Department of Energy. Dr. Corke received his Ph.D. degree from ther Illinois Institute of Technology; he is the author of the textbook Design of Aircraft .

Robert C. Nelson is a Professor in Department of Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering at the University of Notre Dame, and is active in the college's Center for Flow Physics and Control. His research interests include Applied Aerodynamics, Flight Stability & Control, Aircraft Wake Dynamics, and Wind Turbine Control. Dr. Nelson is the author of the successful textbook Flight Stability and Automatic Control, Second Edition.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Energy
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Power Resources / Alternative & Renewable