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

9 Guidelines and analysis procedures

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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.