Innovation in Wind Turbine Design
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This book, while containing some advanced mathematics, is also approachable as a guide to developing wind turbine innovations, and for evaluating the resulting designs from an economic and market perspective as well." (Blog Business World, 31 October 2011) . "I highly recommend the landmark and rigorous book Innovation in Wind Turbine Design by Peter Jamieson, to anyone in engineering, studying in engineering schools, wind turbine design, innovation and evaluation, business leadership, and policy making seeking a strong, engineering principles based book on design and innovation
He is also involved in technology review for government, wind industry and commercial organisations. He has authored circa 30 published papers on wind energy topics, as well as magazine articles, and authored much of the technological content for the EWEA (European Wind Energy Association) publication Wind Energy: The Facts. . Peter Jamieson, Principal Engineer, Special Projects Department, Garrad Hassan & P
Always referencing a state of the art system for comparison, Jamieson discusses the basics of wind turbine theory and design, as well as how to apply existing engineering knowledge to further advance the technology, enabling the reader to gain a thorough understanding of current technology before assessing where it can go in the future. Innovation in Wind Turbine Design addresses the fundamentals of design, the reasons behind design choices, and describes the methodology for evaluating innovative systems and components. Innovation in Wind Turbine Design is divided into four main sections covering design background, technology evaluation, design themes and innovative technology examples:Section 1 reviews aerodynamic theory and the optimization of rotor design, discusses wind energy conversion systems, drive trains, scaling issues, offshore wind turbines, and concludes with an overview of technology trends with a glimpse of possible future technologySection 2 comprises a global view of the multitude of design options for wind turbine systems and develops evaluation methodology, including cost of energy assessment with some specific examplesSection 3 discusses recurrent design themes such as blade number, pitch or stall, horizontal or vertical axisSection 4 considers examples of innovative technology with case studies from real-life commercial cl
Wind Researcher Review This is an excellent, up to date review of a wide range of wind turbine topics, from the underlying physics, to the tradeoffs between various configurations. Its got plenty of equations for those who want to go deeper into the technical aspects, but also a wealth of summary graphs that make the basic insights available to the read. "The technical breadth and balance of the material is excellent. It is well written and in a format" according to John M Niedzwecki. The technical breadth and balance of the material is excellent. It is well written and in a format that challenges one think beyond the current state of technologies.