Wind Energy Conversion

Wind Energy Conversion

  • Course code

    ME 654

  • L-T-P-C


  • Syllabus


  • Eligible Programmes


  • Wind Energy Conversion

    Sources and characteristics of wind, selection of site, wind resource assessment, power in the wind; classification of wind turbines, horizontal and vertical axis wind turbines, wind turbine aerodynamics, applications-wind diesel systems, wind farms, wind pumps and offshore wind turbines; turbine airfoils and rotor wakes, operational characteristics; structural considerations, wind turbine acoustics, electric power systems, economic assessment, environmental and social issues.


    [1] J F Walker, and N Jenkins, Wind Energy Technology, John Wiley and Sons, 1997.

    [2] D A Spera, (Ed.), Wind Turbine Technology, ASME, 1994.

    [3] N G Calvert, Windpower Principles: Their Application on the Small Scale, London, Griffin, 1978.

    [4] F R Eldridge, Wind Machines, NY: Von Nostrand Reinhold, 1980.

    [5] D M Eggleston, and F S Stoddard, Wind Turbine Engg. Design, Von Nostrand, New York, 1987.

    [6] L L Freris, (Ed.), Wind Energy Conversion Systems, Prentice Hall, London, 1990.

    [7] D M Simmons, Wind Power, Noyes Data Corp. New Jersey, 1975.