- Book Name: Wind Energy Engineering By Pramod Jain
- Author: Pramod Jain
- Pages: 325
- Size: 3 MB
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I have been interested in writing short technical articles from my graduate school days. I was never good at it. In those days, I supposedly wrote dense stuff, and the audience I had inmindwere experts in the field. This changed as I wrote for a corporate audience. When I got into the wind business, I wrote white papers and blogs regularly but never considered writing a book. The idea of writing this book came to me from a dear friend Satya Komatineni, author of books on Android. He encouraged me to send a proposal to McGraw-Hill about the book. This led me down to a nine-month long adventure.
The best metaphor to describe the adventure is that writing a book is akin to the nine-month process of gestation and birthing of the first child. Although I have not personally experienced it, I have lived with someone who has. It is exciting, uncomfortable, painful, at times really painful, and in the end, the product makes you forget the pain.
The impetus for writing this book was the lack of books on the market that targeted engineers. Specifically, I wanted to write a book that would give an engineer, from any discipline, sufficient knowledge about the multidisciplinary field of wind energy. This book intends to bring to bear at least five disciplines in order to provide a reasonably comprehensive understanding of the field of wind energy. The five disciplines are meteorology, mechanical and aeronautical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, and environmental engineering. In addition, to these core engineering disciplines, the book has chapters on finance and project management, two business related disciplines that are key to wind energy.
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I wrote the book with the following audiences in mind. First are engineers and scientists in the wind industry but who practice in a narrow segment of the industry that covers their specific discipline. Second are engineers and scientists who want to enter the wind industry. Third are undergraduate engineering students and technical college students who want to learn about the various disciplines in wind energy engineering. Finally, another intended audience is comprised of business people and project managers who work in the wind energy industry.
Engineers will find sufficient detail about each of the topics. I have kept the math to a level that would be comfortable for a practicing engineer. In areas that require sophisticated math, I have attempted to provide insights into the relationships.
As with any endeavor, I had to make decisions about what to include in the book and what to leave out. I chose to leave out of the book discussions and debates about climate change and energy policy. Although these are critical to understanding the big picture, I am not particularly qualified to write about these issues. Wherever appropriate, I have briefly discussed these two topics. This book is not an engineering design manual for turbines. The exposition on turbines is limited to describing the major components and their functions; it does not cover the complexity of computing forces and displacements nor design and engineering of the components.
The book starts with a brief description of the wind energy business with an emphasis on the explosive growth witnessed by the wind energy industry. Although such an explosive growth rate is difficult to sustain for long periods, I believe that the wind industry will experience sustained 15 to 20% growth over the next decade. On the basis of this conservative estimate, there will be a healthy demand for engineers, technicians, scientists, project managers, and financiers for years to come.
The second chapter of the book introduces readers to the concepts of energy and power, what kind and how much energy is contained in wind, and how much of it can be captured by a wind turbine. The third chapter describes properties of wind from a meteorological perspective. It starts with a description of how wind is generated. Next, the statistical nature of wind speed is described, followed by the impact of height on wind speed. The chapter then concludes with dependence of wind energy on air density and dependence of air density on temperature, pressure, and humidity.
The fourth chapter describes the mechanics of how wind energy is converted into mechanical energy using aerodynamics of blades. This is important in order to understand the functioning of a wind turbine. The fifth chapter presents a more detailed exposition on the aerodynamics of blades and how power performance curves of turbines are created
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