Wind Turbine Technology: Principles and Design

This title includes a number of Open Access chapters. This important book presents a selection of new research on wind turbine technology, including aerodynamics, generators and gear systems, towers and foundations, control systems, and environmental issues. This informative book: * Introduces the principles of wind turbine design * Presents methods for analysis of wind turbine performance * Discusses approaches for wind turbine improvement and optimization * Covers fault detection in wind turbines * Describes mediating the adverse effects of wind turbine use and installation