• Includes fundamental concepts required for designing small scale wind turbines.
• Wind turbine aerodynamic behavior, application requirements, fabrication techniques and other key factors are included.
• Several solved numerical problems have been included.
Wind Energy: Micro- to Small-Scale Turbines provide fundamental design concepts required for development of both micro- and small scale wind turbines at low speed applications. Basic design techniques are covered, as well as various fabrication techniques that can be used to manufacture cost-effective and efficient small scale wind turbines. Coverage of aspects related to materials science and engineering, as well as mechanical engineering, is included. Each chapter has solved numerical problems which are used as examples. Additional unsolved problems are provided at the end of each chapter. The book is suitable for courses on energy harvesting, sustainable energy and fluid dynamics, as well as for more focused courses on wind energy harvesting.
Shashank Priya, Ravi Anant Kishore, Colin Stewart, VA Tech, Blacksburg, USA.