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Wind Turbines and Aerodynamics Energy Harvesters - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128171356, 9780128171363

Wind Turbines and Aerodynamics Energy Harvesters

1st Edition

Authors: Dan Zhao Nuomin Han Ernest Goh John Cater Arne Reinecke
Paperback ISBN: 9780128171356
eBook ISBN: 9780128171363
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st August 2019
Page Count: 530
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Wind Turbines and Aerodynamics Energy Harvesters not only presents the most research-focused resource on aerodynamic energy harvesters, but also provides a detailed review on aeroacoustics characteristics. The book considers all developing aspects of 3D printed miniature and large-size Savonious wind harvesters, while also introducing and discussing bladeless and aeroelastic harvesters. Following with a review of Off-shore wind turbine aerodynamics modeling and measurements, the book continues the discussion by comparing the numerical codes for floating offshore wind turbines. Each chapter contains a detailed analysis and numerical and experimental case studies that consider recent research design, developments, and their application in practice.

Written by an experienced, international team in this cross-disciplinary field, the book is an invaluable reference for wind power engineers, technicians and manufacturers, as well as researchers examining one of the most promising and efficient sources of renewable energy.

Key Features

  • Offers numerical models and case studies by experienced authors in this field
  • Contains an overview and analysis of the latest research
  • Explores 3D printing technology and the production of wind harvesters for real applications
  • Includes, and uses, ANSYS FLUENT case files


Advanced level engineering students and postgraduates. For students, the book contains the essential results and new research findings as well as details and practical prototypes of harvester design and measurements and demonstrations

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: General introduction to wind turbines

1.1 wind: a renewable energy sources

1.2 Wind turbine basic concepts and classifications

1.3 Aerodynamics and turbulence

1.4 Betz limit

Chapter 2: 3D printed miniature Savious wind harvester

2.1 Foregoing studies on Savious wind turbines

2.2 CFD study

2.3 Wind tunnel tests

2.3 design and manufacturing of miniature harvester

Chapter 3: Savious wind turbine above a bluff-body

3.1 overview of methodology

3.2 wind tunnel and field tests

3.3 CFD modelling

3.4 Empirical models

Chapter 4: bladeless wind power harvester and aeroleastic harvester

4.1 bladeless eletromagnatic wind harvester

4.2 Aeroelastic pieo-coupled wind harvester
Chapter 5. Off-shore wind turbine aerodynamics modelling and measurements

5.1 Historical Perspective

5.2 Prediction of Aerodynamic Loads

5.3 Prediction of Hydrodynamic loads

5.4 Prediction of Mooring loads

5.5 Experimental measurements

Chapter 6: Analysis codes for floating offshore wind turbines

6.1. BHawC

6.2 Bladed

6.3 FAST

6.4 FLEX5

6.5 HAWC2


6.7 Other simulation codes/approaches
Chapter 7: Aeroacoustics of Wind turbines

7.1 Computational Aeroacoustics modelling

7.2 Acoustic signature measurements

Chapter 8: Economics and Challenges and Potential Applications

8.1 Potential Application for knocking down Hurricanes

8.2 Economics and Challenges



Appendix A: Miniature wind harvester model design in Chapter 2

Appendix B: Preliminary wind tunnel test in Chapter 2

Appendix C: wind tunnel test for harvester orientation impact in Chapter 2t

Appendix D: Simulation settings for determining step height in wind tunnel test in Chapter 3


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About the Authors

Dan Zhao

Dr. Dan Zhao is a tenured faculty in Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Canterbury, New Zealand. He is the director of Master Engineering studies and the Chief Editor of International Journal of Aerospace Engineering; an Associate Editor of 1) AIAA Journal, 2) Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand, 3) Aerospace Science and Technology. He is also an editorial board member of Progress in Aerospace Sciences and Journal of Thermal Science. After graduating from Cambridge, he worked in London in a high-tech company as a R&D engineer and Singapore University. Currently, Dan is Associate Fellow of AIAA (The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics). Dan’s research interests include applying theoretical, numerical and experimental approaches to study porous medium, combustion instability, thermoacoustics, fabric drying, energy conversion, heat and mass transfer, fluid-structure interaction, aeroacoustics, aerodynamics, propulsion and energy harvesting.

Affiliations and Expertise

Tenured faculty in Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Canterbury, New Zealand

Nuomin Han

Dr. Nuomin Han obtained her Bachelor and PhD degrees from National University of Singapore and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore in 2014 and 2017 respectively.

Affiliations and Expertise

College of Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Ernest Goh

Dr. Ernest S. C.Goh, was graduated from Nanyang Technological Universtiy with Bachelor, Master and PhD degrees in 2016. He is currently working in the University of British Columbia-Okanagan Campus. His research interests and experience include numerical simulation and wind tunnel testing of wind turbines.

Affiliations and Expertise

School of Engineering, The university of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus, British Columbia, Canada

John Cater

Dr. John Edward Cater was graduated from Monash University with a PhD in 2002. He worked in Queen Mary University London as a lecturer from 2004 to 2008, then joined the university of Auckland, as a senior lecturer. His research includes studying a variety of fluid flows and aeroacoustics.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Engineering Science The University of Auckland, New Zealand

Arne Reinecke

College of Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Affiliations and Expertise

College of Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

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