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Wind Turbines
Theory and Practice

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  • Date Published: March 2020
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781108478328

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  • In the multi-disciplinary field of wind energy, students and professionals can often be uncomfortable outside their own specialist areas. This essential textbook explains the key aspects of wind turbine technology and its application in a single readable text. Covering a broad range of multi-disciplinary topics, including everything from aerodynamics through to electrical and control theory, to structures, planning, economics, and policy, this reference is an excellent toolkit for undergraduate students, postgraduate students, and professionals in the field of wind energy. Key concepts, including more challenging ones such as rotational sampling of turbulence, vortex wake structures, and reactive power management, are explained using clear language and simplifying illustrations including experimental graphs, photos, and line drawings.

    • Covers a wide range of multi-disciplinary topics in an accessible and clear way
    • Features example questions in chapters to help connect theoretical knowledge with practical application
    • Includes a wealth of clear experimental graphs, photos, and line drawings
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    'A very clear, accurate, informative and interesting account. I wish I had read it 15 years ago!' Nicholas Gubbins, Community Energy Scotland

    'Lucid and insightful, well set out and well thought out, this is a great textbook covering all the key aspects of wind turbine design and use.' Peter Jamieson, Strathclyde University

    'Multidisciplinary overview of wind energy technology, based on personal experience. A lifetime in wind energy, provides relevant up-to-date practical information.' Jaap de Boer, Energy Watch NL

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    Product details

    • Date Published: March 2020
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781108478328
    • length: 322 pages
    • dimensions: 260 x 182 x 19 mm
    • weight: 0.83kg
    • contains: 3 colour illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. The wind and its characteristics
    3. Aerodynamic theory
    4. Rotor design and performance
    5. Electrical aspects
    6. Control
    7. Structural loading and response
    8. Rotor blade technology
    9. Siting and installation
    10. Planning and environment
    11. Economic and political considerations.

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    Wind Turbines

    Colin Anderson

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    Colin Anderson
    Colin G. Anderson is a consulting engineer specialising in renewable energy technology and an adjunct lecturer at the School of Engineering, University of Edinburgh, where he teaches a course entitled Principles of Wind Energy.

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