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  1. Small-scale wind power : design, analysis, and environmental impacts

    Abraham, J. P. (John P.)
    New York [New York] (222 East 46th Street, New York, NY 10017) : Momentum Press, 2014.

    In today's world, clean and robust energy sources are being sought to provide power to residences, commercial operations, and manufacturing enterprises. Among the most appealing energy sources is wind power-- with its high reliability and low environmental impact. Wind power's rapid penetration into markets throughout the world has taken many forms. In some cases, wind power is produced in large industrial wind farms by large horizontal-axis wind turbines (HAWTs) that supply power directly to the grid. In other cases, wind power is produced more locally, at or near the site of power usage. In these cases, the wind is typically generated by smaller wind turbines that are in single-unit installations or in clusters of units. Regardless of the manifestation of the wind turbine systems, much thought must be given to the selection of the turbine, the economic viability of the installation, and the integration of the system to the connecting grid. It is the intention of this text to discuss these issues in detail so that appropriate decisions can be made with respect to wind power design, testing, installation, and analysis. The specific focus is on small-scale wind systems. While there is no universal definition of small-scale wind power, it generally refers to systems that produce only a few kilowatts, can be installed in constrained spaces, and have a small footprint.In today's world, clean and robust energy sources are being sought to provide power to residences, commercial operations, and manufacturing enterprises. Among the most appealing energy sources is wind power-with its high reliability and low environmental impact. Wind power's rapid penetration into markets throughout the world has taken many forms, and this book discusses the types of wind power, as well as the appropriate decisions that need to be made regarding wind power design, testing, installation, and analysis. Inside, the authors detail the design of various small-wind systems including horizontal-axis wind turbines (HAWTs) and vertical-axis wind turbines (VAWTs). The design of wind turbines takes advantage of many avenues of investigation, all of which are included in the book. Analytical methods that have been developed over the past few decades are major methods used for design. Alternatively, experimentation (typically using scaled models in wind tunnels) and numerical simulation (using modern computational fluid dynamic software) are also used and will be dealt with in depth. In addition to the analysis of wind turbine performance, it is important for users to assess the economic benefits of using wind power. An entire chapter of this book is devoted to this topic, as well as case studies that help elucidate the issues that you'll need to consider, from siting and mechanical complications, to performance and maintenance.

    Online EBSCO Academic Comprehensive Collection

  2. Small-scale wind power : design, analysis, and environmental impacts

    Abraham, J. P. (John P.)
    New York, [New York] (222 East 46th Street, New York, NY 10017) : Momentum Press, 2014.

    In today's world, clean and robust energy sources are being sought to provide power to residences, commercial operations, and manufacturing enterprises. Among the most appealing energy sources is wind power-- with its high reliability and low environmental impact. Wind power's rapid penetration into markets throughout the world has taken many forms. In some cases, wind power is produced in large industrial wind farms by large horizontal-axis wind turbines (HAWTs) that supply power directly to the grid. In other cases, wind power is produced more locally, at or near the site of power usage. In these cases, the wind is typically generated by smaller wind turbines that are in single-unit installations or in clusters of units. Regardless of the manifestation of the wind turbine systems, much thought must be given to the selection of the turbine, the economic viability of the installation, and the integration of the system to the connecting grid. It is the intention of this text to discuss these issues in detail so that appropriate decisions can be made with respect to wind power design, testing, installation, and analysis. The specific focus is on small-scale wind systems. While there is no universal definition of small-scale wind power, it generally refers to systems that produce only a few kilowatts, can be installed in constrained spaces, and have a small footprint.In today's world, clean and robust energy sources are being sought to provide power to residences, commercial operations, and manufacturing enterprises. Among the most appealing energy sources is wind power-with its high reliability and low environmental impact. Wind power's rapid penetration into markets throughout the world has taken many forms, and this book discusses the types of wind power, as well as the appropriate decisions that need to be made regarding wind power design, testing, installation, and analysis. Inside, the authors detail the design of various small-wind systems including horizontal-axis wind turbines (HAWTs) and vertical-axis wind turbines (VAWTs). The design of wind turbines takes advantage of many avenues of investigation, all of which are included in the book. Analytical methods that have been developed over the past few decades are major methods used for design. Alternatively, experimentation (typically using scaled models in wind tunnels) and numerical simulation (using modern computational fluid dynamic software) are also used and will be dealt with in depth. In addition to the analysis of wind turbine performance, it is important for users to assess the economic benefits of using wind power. An entire chapter of this book is devoted to this topic, as well as case studies that help elucidate the issues that you'll need to consider, from siting and mechanical complications, to performance and maintenance.

    Online Momentum Press

  3. Nanoparticle heat transfer and fluid flow

    Boca Raton : CRC Press/Taylor & Francis Group, [2013]

    "Preface The day of nanoparticles and nanofluids has arrived, and the applications of these media are legion. Here, attention is focused on such disparate applications as biomedical, energy conversion, material properties, and fluid flow and heat transfer. The common denominator of the articles which set forth these applications here is numerical quantification, modeling, simulation, and presentation. The first chapter of this volume conveys a broad overview of nanofluid applications, while the second chapter continues the general thermofluids theme and then narrows the focus to biomedical applications. Chapters 3 and 4 deepen the biomedical emphasis. Equally reflective of current technological and societal themes is energy conversion from dispersed forms to more concentrated and utilizable forms, and these issues are treated in Chapters 5 and 6. Basic to the numerical modeling and simulation of any thermofluid process are material properties. Nanofluid properties have been shown to be less predictable and less repeatable than are those of other media that participate in fluid flow and heat transfer. Property issues for nanofluids are set forth in Chapters 6 and 7. The last three chapters each focus on a specific topic in nanofluid flow and heat transfer. Chapter 8 deals with filtration. Microchannel heat transfer has been identified as the preferred means for the thermal management of electronic equipment, and the role of nanofluids as a coolant is discussed in Chapter 9. Natural convection is conventionally regarded as a low heat-transfer coefficient form of convective heat transfer. Potential enhancement of natural convection due to nanoparticles is the focus of Chapter 10"--Featuring contributions by leading researchers in the field, Nanoparticle Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow explores heat transfer and fluid flow processes in nanomaterials and nanofluids, which are becoming increasingly important across the engineering disciplines. The book covers a wide range, from biomedical and energy conversion applications to materials properties, and addresses aspects that are essential for further progress in the field, including numerical quantification, modeling, simulation, and presentation. Topics include: * A broad review of nanofluid applications, including industrial heat transfer, biomedical engineering, electronics, energy conversion, membrane filtration, and automotive * An overview of thermofluids and their importance in biomedical applications and heat-transfer enhancement * A deeper look at biomedical applications such as nanoparticle hyperthermia treatments for cancers * Issues in energy conversion from dispersed forms to more concentrated and utilizable forms * Issues in nanofluid properties, which are less predictable and less repeatable than those of other media that participate in fluid flow and heat transfer * Advances in computational fluid dynamic (CFD) modeling of membrane filtration at the microscale * The role of nanofluids as a coolant in microchannel heat transfer for the thermal management of electronic equipment * The potential enhancement of natural convection due to nanoparticles Examining key topics and applications in nanoscale heat transfer and fluid flow, this comprehensive book presents the current state of the art and a view of the future. It offers a valuable resource for experts as well as newcomers interested in developing innovative modeling and numerical simulation in this growing field.

    Online CRCnetBASE

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