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WIND ENERGY ENGINEERING

LTPC 30 0 3

Objectives To enable students understand 1. how wind is generated, what is its potential and how energy can be extracted from it 2. how to estimate the resource potential of a given area 3. the principle behind wind electric turbines 4. the operation of a wind electric generator and wind farms. Outcome Student will be able to 1. estimate wind power potential of a particular area 2. prepare and evaluate detailed project reports for establishing a wind farm 3. understand the operation of a wind farm and economics of power generation Contents • Wind resource estimation • Wind turbine • Electric power generation • Wind farms • Stand-alone systems Unit - I Power in the wind - Wind regime analysis – Wind speed and direction – Wind speed distributions - Wind measurement – Contour survey – Wind maps – Site identification - Effect of turbulence Micro survey – Energy estimation – Advanced estimation techniques – Software applications Unit - II Wind mill types – Principles of blade design – Airfoils – Lift and drag – Blade profiles Characteristics and performance – Wind electric generators (WEG) - Types – Safety - Power curves – Energy estimation – Components of WEG – Wind to electricity conversion Unit - III Power output from actual turbine – Electric generators – Types – Power generation and transmission – Grid interface – Power evacuation – Capacity utilisation factor – Drive train oscillation – Effect of speed on generation - Types of electric generators – Electrical characteristics Unit - IV Wind farms – Micro siting – Power evacuation – Problems in grid interface – DPR preparation and evaluation -Policy – Economics – Environmental impacts – Future developments Unit - V Stand-alone systems – Wind water pumps – Wind battery chargers – Hybrid systems – Implementation of wind projects – Installation of WEG - Testing and certification of WEG – Offshore wind Text Book 1. J.F.Manwell, J.G.McGowan and A.L.Rogers, (2002), Wind Energy Explained: Theory, Design and Application, Wiley Publishers..

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