Wind Power Plants: Fundamentals, Design, Construction and Operation

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Robert Gasch, Jochen Twele
Springer Science & Business Media, Oct 12, 2011 - Science - 548 pages
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Wind power plants teaches the physical foundations of usage of Wind Power. It includes the areas like Construction of Wind Power Plants, Design, Development of Production Series, Control, and discusses the dynamic forces acting on the systems as well as the power conversion and its connection to the distribution system.

The book is written for graduate students, practitioners and inquisitive readers of any kind. It is based on lectures held at several universities. Its German version it already is the standard text book for courses on Wind Energy Engineering but serves also as reference for practising engineers.

 

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Contents

1 Introduction to Wind Energy
1
2 Historical development of windmills
15
3 Wind turbines design and components
46
4 The wind
114
5 Blade geometry according to Betz and Schmitz
168
6 Calculation of performance characteristics and partial load behaviour
208
7 Scaling wind turbines and rules of similarity
257
8 Structural dynamics
272
10 Wind pump systems
330
11 Wind turbines for electricity generation basics
363
12 Supervisory and control systems for wind turbines
400
13 Concepts of electricity generation by wind turbines
428
14 Wind turbine operation at the interconnected grid
461
15 Planning operation and economics of wind farm projects
480
16 Offshore wind farms
520
Index
540

9 Guidelines and analysis procedures
307

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About the author (2011)

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Robert Gasch is one of the leading researchers and pioneers in wind energy conversion. He was born 1936 in Darmstadt, Germany. He is Professor emeritus at Technical University Berlin were was heading the Structural Dynamics’ group at the department of aerospace engineering.

His interest in Wind Energy started in the 80ies when he recognized the limits of natural resources as well as the challenges in nuclear power plants.

and the first edition of his German textbook “Windkraftanlagen”

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jochen Twele started as a scientists at the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Technical University Berlin. Since 2004 he is holding the chair for Regenerative Energies at University of Applied Science Berlin.

Gasch and Twele are authors of the German “Windkraftanlagen”. The first edition appeared in 1991 and became immediately a bestseller. Now, the 2nd English translation “Wind Power Plants“ corresponding tot he 7th German edition is published at Springer.