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1st Edition

Wind Turbine Technology
Principles and Design

Edited By

Muyiwa Adaramola

ISBN 9780429173929
Published February 24, 2014 by Apple Academic Press
364 Pages

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Book Description

This title includes a number of Open Access chapters.

This important book presents a selection of new research on wind turbine technology, including aerodynamics, generators and gear systems, towers and foundations, control systems, and environmental issues.

This informative book:

• Introduces the principles of wind turbine design

• Presents methods for analysis of wind turbine performance

• Discusses approaches for wind turbine improvement and optimization

• Covers fault detection in wind turbines

• Describes mediating the adverse effects of wind turbine use and installation

Table of Contents


Part I: Aerodynamics

Wind Turbine Blade Design; Peter J. Schubel and Richard J. Crossley

A Shrouded Wind Turbine Generating High Output Power with Wind-Lens Technology; Yuji Ohya and Takashi Karasudani

Ecomoulding of Composite Wind Turbine Blades Using Green Manufacturing RTM Process; Brahim Attaf

Aerodynamic Shape Optimization of a Vertical-Axis Wind Turbine Using Differential Evolution; Travis J. Carrigan, Brian H. Dennis, Zhen X. Han, and Bo P. Wang

Part II: Generators and Gear Systems

Performance Evaluation of an Induction Machine with Auxiliary Winding for Wind Turbine Power; Riadh W. Y. Habash, Qianjun Tang, Pierre Guillemette, and Nazish Irfan

Time Domain Modeling and Analysis of Dynamic Gear Contact Force in a Wind Turbine Gearbox with Respect to Fatigue Assessment; Wenbin Dong, Yihan Xing, and Torgeir Moan

Part III: Tower and Foundation

Wind Turbine Tower Vibration Modeling and Monitoring by the Nonlinear State Estimation Technique (NSET); Peng Guo and David Infield

Part IV: Control Systems

Two LQRI based Blade Pitch Controls for Wind Turbines; Sungsu Park and Yoonsu Nam

Power Control Design for Variable-Speed Wind Turbines; Yolanda Vidal, Leonardo Acho, Ningsu Luo, Mauricio Zapateiro, and Francesc Pozo

H8 Based Control for Load Mitigation in Wind Turbines; Asier Diaz de Corcuera, Aron Pujana-Arrese, Jose M. Ezquerra, Edurne Segurola, and Joseba Landaluze

Part V: Environmental Issues

Electromagnetic Interference on Large Wind Turbines; Florian Krug and Bastian Lewke

Noise Pollution Prevention in Wind Turbines: Status and Recent Advances; Ofelia Jianu, Marc A. Rosen, and Greg Naterer


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Dr. Muyiwa Adaramola received his PhD in environmental engineering at the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada. He is now a researcher at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, focusing on wind energy.