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Introduction to Wind Principles, CourseSmart eTextbook

By Thomas E. Kissell

Published by Prentice Hall

Published Date: Jun 8, 2010

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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 1 Introduction

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 Farms

Chapter 11 Installation, Troubleshooting and Maintenance For Wind Generation Systems

Chapter 12 Electrical Fundamentals For Wind Generations


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$66.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-512438-3