Innovation in Wind Turbine Design addresses the fundamentalsof design, the reasons behind design choices, and describes themethodology for evaluating innovative systems and components.Always referencing a state of the art system for comparison,Jamieson discusses the basics of wind turbine theory and design, aswell as how to apply existing engineering knowledge to furtheradvance the technology, enabling the reader to gain a thoroughunderstanding of current technology before assessing where it cango in the future.
Innovation in Wind Turbine Design is divided into fourmain sections covering design background, technology evaluation,design themes and innovative technology examples:
* Section 1 reviews aerodynamic theory and theoptimization of rotor design, discusses wind energy conversionsystems, drive trains, scaling issues, offshore wind turbines, andconcludes with an overview of technology trends with a glimpse ofpossible future technology
* Section 2 comprises a global view of the multitude ofdesign options for wind turbine systems and develops evaluationmethodology, including cost of energy assessment with some specificexamples
* Section 3 discusses recurrent design themes such asblade number, pitch or stall, horizontal or vertical axis
* Section 4 considers examples of innovative technologywith case studies from real-life commercial clients.
This groundbreaking synopsis of the state of the art in windturbine design is must-have reading for professional windengineers, power engineers and turbine designers, as well asconsultants, researchers and academics working in renewableenergy.