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Wind Energy Explained

On Land and Offshore

Manwell, James F. / Branlard, Emmanuel / McGowan, Jon G. / Ram, Bonnie


3. Edition June 2024
848 Pages, Hardcover

ISBN: 978-1-119-36745-1
John Wiley & Sons

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Authoritative and bestselling textbook detailing the many different aspects of using wind as an energy source

Wind Energy Explained provides completely comprehensive coverage on the topic of wind energy, starting with general concepts like the history of and rationale for wind energy and continuing into specific technological components and applications along with the numerous developments that have recently been made in the field.

Divided into 12 chapters, this revised third edition includes up-to-date data, diagrams, and illustrations, boasting an impressive 35% new material, including new sections on metocean, support structures, and offshore installation and services. Additional homework problems for the new material have been added to aid in information retention.

Wind Energy Explained also includes information on:
* Modern wind turbines, covering modern wind turbine design and their many different parts, such as the rotor, drive train, and generator
* Aerodynamics of wind energy, covering one-dimensional momentum theory, the Betz limit, and ideal horizontal axis wind turbine with wake rotation
* Environmental external design conditions, such as wind, waves, currents, tides, salinity, floating ice, and many more
* Commonly used materials and components, such as steel, composites, copper, and concrete, plus machinery elements, such as shafts, couplings, bearings, and gears

Wind Energy Explained offers a complete examination of one of the most promising sources of renewable energy and is a great introduction to this cross-disciplinary field for practicing engineers. It may also be used as a textbook resource for University level courses in wind energy, both introductory and advanced.

Chapter 1 Introduction: Modern Wind Energy and its Origins

1.1 Modern Wind Turbines

1.2 History of Wind Energy

1.3 Rationale for Wind Energy

1.4 Offshore Wind Energy

1.5 Reference Wind Turbine

1.6 Layout of the Book

1.7 References

Chapter 2 Wind Characteristics and Resources

2.1 Introduction

2.2 General Characteristics of the Wind Resource

2.3 Characteristics of the Atmospheric Boundary Layer

2.4 Wind Data Analysis and Resource Estimation

2.5 Wind Turbine Energy Production Estimates Using Statistical Techniques

2.6 Regional Wind Resource Assessment

2.7 Wind Forecasting and Modelling from Data

2.8 Wind Measurement and Instrumentation

2.9 Additional Topics

2.10 References

Chapter 3 Aerodynamics of Wind Turbines

3.1 General Overview

3.2 Idealized Wind Turbine Rotor And Actuator Disc Theory

3.3 Airfoils and General Concepts of Aerodynamics

3.4 Aerodynamic Blade Design for Modern Horizontal Axis Wind Turbines

3.5 Steady-State Performance Prediction: The Blade Element Momentum Method

3.6 Simplified performance analyses and designs

3.7 Advanced Methods of Rotor Analysis

3.8 Aerodynamics of Vertical Axis Wind Turbines

3.9 References

Chapter 4 Mechanics and Dynamics

4.1 Background

4.2 Wind Turbine Motions and Loads

4.3 General Principles of Mechanics

4.4 Methods for Modeling Wind Turbine Structural Response

4.5 Equations of Motion of a Wind Turbine - Discrete and Continuous systems

4.6 Wind Turbine Models Using the Assumed Shape Function Approach

4.7 Linearized Hinge Spring Blade Model

4.8 Linearization and stability

4.9 References

Chapter 5 Electrical Aspects of Wind Turbines

5.1 Overview

5.2 Basic Concepts of Electrical Power

5.3 Power Transformers

5.4 Electrical Machines

5.5 Power Converters

5.6 Electrical Aspects of Variable-Speed Wind Turbines

5.7 Ancillary Electrical Equipment

5.8 References

Chapter 6 Environmental External Design Conditions

6.1 Overview of External Design Conditions

6.2 Wind as an External Design Condition

6.3 Waves as External Design Condition

6.4 Forces Due to Waves

6.5 Wind and Waves: Combined Effects

6.6 Currents

6.7 Floating Sea/Lake Ice

6.8 Exceptional Conditions

6.9 Other marine conditions

6.10 Offshore Metocean Data Collection

6.11 External Conditions in Wind Turbine Design Standards

6.12 References

Chapter 7 Wind Turbine Materials and Components of the Rotor Nacelle Assembly

7.1 Overview

7.2 Material Fatigue

7.3 Wind Turbine Materials

7.4 Machine Elements

7.5 Principal Components of the Rotor Nacelle Assembly

7.6 References

Chapter 8 Wind Turbine Design and Testing

8.1 Overview

8.2 Design Basis for Wind Turbines

8.3 Design Process

8.4 Wind Turbine Topologies

8.5 Wind Turbine Design Standards, Technical Specifications, and Certification

8.6 Wind Turbine Design Loads

8.7 Design Values, Safety Factors and Probabilistic Design

8.8 Scaling Relations

8.9 Computer Codes for Wind Turbine Design

8.10 Power Curve Prediction

8.11 Design Evaluation

8.12 Wind Turbine and Component Testing

8.13 Design of Offshore Wind Turbines

8.14 References

Chapter 9 Wind Turbine Control

9.1 Wind Turbine Control Overview

9.2 Key Aspects of Dynamic Control

9.3 Main Regions of Dynamic Control

9.4 Advanced Control Strategies

9.5 Design, Implementation and Challenges of Dynamic Control

9.6 Supervisory Control

9.7 References

Chapter 10 Soils, Foundations and Fixed Support Structures

10.1 Overview

10.2 Soil

10.3 Foundations and Soil Reaction

10.4 Support Structure Requirements

10.5 Loads on the Support Structure

10.6 Towers

10.7 Substructures for Fixed Offshore Wind Turbines

10.8 Environmental Considerations Regarding Substructures and Foundations

10.9 References

Chapter 11 Floating Offshore Wind Turbines

11.1 Historical precedents

11.2 Definitions

11.3 Topology Options for Floating Offshore Wind Turbines

11.4 Fundamental Principles

11.5 Floating Substructure/Hulls

11.6 Hydrostatics of Floating Offshore Wind Turbines

11.7 Motions of Floating Wind Turbines

11.8 Station keeping Systems for Floating Offshore Wind Turbines

11.9 Sample Calculations for Typical Floating Offshore Wind Turbines

11.10 Coupled Aero/Hydro/Structural Dynamics of Floating Offshore Wind Turbines

11.11 References

Chapter 12 Wind Farms and Wind Power Plants

12.1 Electrical Grids- Overview

12.2 Conventional Electricity Generators

12.3 Electrical loads

12.4 Transmission and Distribution Systems

12.5 Offshore Electricity Transmission

12.6 Wind Turbines and Wind Power Plants in Power Systems

12.7 Power from Wind Plants

12.8 Wind Power Plants in the Power Market

12.9 Wind Farm Aerodynamics: Overview

12.10 Characteristics of the Wind Turbine Inflow and Wakes

12.11 Array Losses

12.12 Wake Models

12.13 Wake Effect Mitigation

12.14 Wind Farm Wakes and Blockage Effects

12.15 References

Chapter 13 Wind Energy System Economics

13.1 Introduction

13.2 Overview of Economic Assessment of Wind Energy Systems

13.3 Capital Costs Estimation of Wind Turbines

13.4 Operation and Maintenance Costs

13.5 Value of Wind Energy

13.6 Economic Analysis Methods

13.7 Wind Energy Market Considerations

13.8 References

Chapter 14 Project Development, Permitting, Environmental Considerations, and Public Engagement

14.1 Overview of the Chapter

14.2 Project Development

14.3 Offshore Project Development

14.4 Environmental Considerations: Overview

14.5 Visual Impact of Wind Turbines

14.6 Wind Turbine Noise

14.7 Wind Turbines, Birds, and Bats

14.8 Aviation Safety

14.9 Shadow Flicker

14.10 Marine Mammals

14.11 Commercial Fisheries: Risk Characterization

14.12 Electromagnetic Fields and Electromagnetic Interference

14.13 References

Chapter 15 Installation, Operation and Maintenance of Wind Turbines

15.1 Installation of Land Based Wind Turbines

15.2 Installation of Offshore Wind Turbines

15.3 Installation of Offshore Electrical Systems

15.4 Vessels for Offshore Wind

15.5 Operation: All Turbines

15.6 Maintenance and Repair

15.7 Additional Considerations for Offshore Wind Turbines

15.8 Operation in Severe Climates

15.9 Decommissioning and Recycling

15.10 References

Chapter 16 Wind Generated Energy- Present Use and Future Potential

16.1 Overview

16.2 Types of Hybrid Power Systems

16.3 Hybrid Power System Components

16.4 Wind Power Variability: Hybrid System Design and Operation

16.5 Methods to Successfully Implement High Penetration

16.6 Wind/Diesel Systems

16.7 Hybrid System Modeling

16.8 Additional Hybrid Power System Topics

16.9 Energy Storage

16.10 Power to X

16.11 Power to Pumped Water

16.12 Power to Desalinated Water

16.13 Power to Heat

16.14 Power to Cold

16.15 Power to Hydrogen

16.16 Power to Transportation

16.17 Power to Hydrogen-Based Chemical Products

16.18 The Electricity Grids of the Future

16.19 Wind Turbines for the Energy Transition

16.20 References

Appendix A Nomenclature

Appendix B Data Analysis and Data Synthesis

Appendix C Notes on Probability Distributions

James Manwell is a Professor in the department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering and Director of the Wind Energy Center at the University of Massachusetts.

Jon McGowan, University of Massachusetts, USA, is a Professor in the department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at the University of Massachusetts. His research interests are mainly in thermodynamics: heat transfer; fluid mechanics; and thermal systems analysis. His work has been published in several journals.

Bonnie Ram is a strategic analyst with 30 years of experience directing projects in ecology, energy, and society.

J. F. Manwell, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA; J. G. McGowan, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA