Introduction to Wind Turbine Aerodynamics

Wind-Turbine Aerodynamics is a self-contained textbook which shows how to come from the basics of fluid mechanics to modern wind turbine blade design. It presents a fundamentals of fluid dynamics and inflow conditions, and gives a extensive introduction into theories describing the aerodynamics of w...

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Main Author: Schaffarczyk, A. P.
Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Format: Electronic
Language: English
Published: Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg : 2014.
Series: Green Energy and Technology,
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Online Access: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-36409-9
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Table of Contents:
  • Introduction
  • Types of Wind Turbines
  • Basic Fluid Dynamics
  • Inflow Conditions for Wind Turbines
  • Momentum Theories
  • Application of Vortex Theories
  • Application of Computational Fluid Mechanics
  • Experiments
  • Impact of Aerodynamics on Blade Design
  • Concluding Remarks on Further Developments.