[PDF] Special Issues on Design Optimization of Wind Turbine Structures - Semantic ScholarIn recent years, more and more countries have prioritized sustainable, renewable, and clean energy sources such as wind, solar, hydropower, biomass, etc. Wind power is the fastest growing alternative energy segment, providing an attractive cost structure relative to other alternative energy. Wind energy has played a significant role in North American and European countries, and some developing countries such as China and India. In , over 37 GW of new wind capacity were installed over the world, bringing the total wind capacity to GW. There is no doubt that wind power will play a major role as the world moves towards a sustainable energy future. This book provides engineers and researchers in both the wind power industry and energy research community with comprehensive, up-to-date, and advanced design techniques and practical approaches.
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Special Issues on Design Optimization of Wind Turbine Structures
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Wind turbine design is the process of defining the form and specifications of a wind turbine to extract energy from the wind. This article covers the design of horizontal axis wind turbines HAWT since the majority of commercial turbines use this design. In addition to aerodynamic design of the blades, design of a complete wind power system must also address design of the hub, controls, generator, supporting structure and foundation. Further design questions arise when integrating wind turbines into electrical power grids. The shape and dimensions of the blades of the wind turbine are determined by the aerodynamic performance required to efficiently extract energy from the wind, and by the strength required to resist the forces on the blade. The aerodynamics of a horizontal-axis wind turbine are not straightforward. The air flow at the blades is not the same as the airflow far away from the turbine.