1st Edition

Wind Turbine Technology Principles and Design

Edited By Muyiwa Adaramola Copyright 2014
    364 Pages 167 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    364 Pages 167 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    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


    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



    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.