For courses in wind energy technology, especially technical courses in wind energy equipment repair and maintenance.
This book covers all aspects of installing and troubleshooting wind turbines, giving technicians the knowledge they need to handle even complex maintenance tasks. Writing clearly and simply, Thomas Kissell explains how wind turbine blades harvest wind energy, and how generators convert shaft turning energy into electricity. He shows how electrical and hydraulic systems control the speed of wind turbine blades, energizing blade pitch and yaw position controls. Mechanical subjects such as gears, transmissions and gearboxes are discussed in detail. Many pictures and diagrams are included, and all math and data is provided: no calculus or other mathematics is required.
Table of Contents
Chapter 2 Wind Resource And Sites For Wind Energy
Chapter 3 Operation Of Vertical and Horizontal Axis Wind Turbines
Chapter 4 Wind-turbine Performance
Chapter 5 Basic Parts of Horizontal Axis Wind Turbines
Chapter 6 Generators Used In Wind Turbines
Chapter 7 Gearboxes And Direct Drive Systems
Chapter 8 The Grid and Integration of Wind Generated Electricity
Chapter 9 Towers, Tower Designs and Safety
Chapter 10 Wind Turbine Installations and Wind FarmsChapter 11 Installation, Troubleshooting and Maintenance For Wind Generation Systems
Chapter 12 Electrical Fundamentals For Wind Generations
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Introduction to Wind Principles, CourseSmart eTextbook
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$54.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-512438-3