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Bos, R. (author)
Wind turbines are the largest rotating machines on the planet, operating in some of the most remote and hostile areas. During a lifespan of several decades, they have to withstand storms, waves, and gusts (and preferably produce electricity in the process). Yet, designers cannot make them too strong. Every additional kilogram of mass has to be...
doctoral thesis 2017
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Zhang, Y. (author)
Wind turbines are operating under very complex and uncontrolled environmental conditions, including atmospheric turbulence, atmospheric boundary layer effects, directional and spatial variations in wind shear, etc. Over the past decades, the size of a commercial wind turbine has increased considerably. All the complex and uncontrolled conditions...
doctoral thesis 2017
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Jarquin Laguna, A. (author)
The work presented in this thesis explores a new way of generation, collection and transmission of wind energy inside a wind farm, in which the electrical conversion does not occur during any intermediate conversion step before the energy has reached the offshore central platform. A centralized approach for electricity generation is considered...
doctoral thesis 2017
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Fechner, U. (author)
doctoral thesis 2016
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Ferede, E.A. (author)
There is a growth in the energy consumption of the world, leading to rapid depletion of natural resources, such as fossil fuels. Added to that, the environmental impact of fossil fuels (e.g. global warming) makes a renewable source of energy a better alternative for power generation. Among renewable energy sources, generating energy from wind is...
doctoral thesis 2016
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Tescione, G. (author)
THE recent trend in wind energy industry, with the increasing deployment of offshore wind farms, has revived the interest in the concept of a vertical axis wind turbine. The scientific, technological and economical challenges of the next generation of wind turbines indicate that a transformative approach is the key for the reduction of the cost...
doctoral thesis 2016
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Balbino Dos Santos Pereira, R. (author)
The contribution of sustainable Wind Energy (WE) to the global energy scenario has been
steadily increasing over the past decades. In the process, Horizontal Axis Wind Turbines
(HAWT) became the most widespread and largest WE harvesting machines. Nevertheless,
significant challenges still lie ahead of further expansion of HAWT,...
doctoral thesis 2016
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Akay, B. (author)
Despite a long research history in the field of wind turbine aerodynamics, horizontal axis wind turbine (HAWT) blade's root flow aerodynamics is among the least understood topics. In this thesis work, a detailed investigation of the root flow is performed to gain a better insight into the features of this particular flow region and their...
doctoral thesis 2016
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Holtslag, M.C. (author)
Far offshore atmospheric conditions are favourable for wind energy purposes since mean wind speeds are relatively high (i.e., high power production) while turbulence levels are relatively low (i.e., less fatigue loads) compared to onshore conditions. Offshore wind energy, however, is still expensive compared to onshore wind energy. There is...
doctoral thesis 2016
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Lignarolo, L.E.M. (author)
The wake flow of a horizontal axis wind turbine is characterised by lower wind speed and higher turbulence than the free-stream conditions. When clustered in large wind farms, wind turbines regularly operate inside the wake of one or more upstream machines. This is a major cause of energy production loss and a source of higher fatigue loads on...
doctoral thesis 2016
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Mast, E.H.M. (author)
The aim of this study is to develop a method to identify the barriers to and opportunities in the development of large-scale offshore wind energy in the Netherlands, taking into account the uncertainties of the future and consequences of decisions, from technological, economical, social, political and environmental perspectives. The research...
doctoral thesis 2014
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Zaaijer, M.B. (author)
To date, the technical feasibility of making electricity from offshore wind energy has been convincingly proven. However, the current challenge is to reduce the costs of this form of energy. One of the aspects playing a role in cost reduction is the optimisation of the wind turbine. The wind turbine influences the costs of various elements of an...
doctoral thesis 2013
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Micallef, D. (author)
Investigating the flow physics in the vicinity of the wind turbine blade is a challenging endeavour. In the past, focus was placed on the understanding of near wake flows arising from wake vorticity and the rotor loading. In this work, a different approach is taken by considering the flow field in the blade vicinity as a consequence of the...
doctoral thesis 2012
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Schepers, J.G. (author)
The subject of aerodynamics is of major importance for the successful deployment of wind energy. As a matter of fact there are two aerodynamic areas in the wind energy technology: Rotor aerodynamics and wind farm aerodynamics. The first subject considers the flow around the rotor and the second subject considers the (wake) flow within a wind...
doctoral thesis 2012
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Ashuri, T. (author)
Issues related to environmental concern and fossil fuel exhaustion has made wind energy the most widely accepted renewable energy resource. However, there are still several challenges to be solved such as the integrated design of wind turbines, aeroelastic response and stability prediction, grid integration, offshore resource assessment and...
doctoral thesis 2012
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Sathe, A.R. (author)
Variations in wind conditions influence the loads on wind turbines significantly. In order to determine these loads it is important that the external conditions are well understood. Wind lidars are well developed nowadays to measure wind profiles upwards from the surface. But how turbulence can be measured using lidars has not yet been...
doctoral thesis 2012
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Haans, W. (author)
doctoral thesis 2011
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Simao Ferreira, C.J. (author)
The analysis, modeling and design of the lift-driven Vertical Axis Wind Turbine (VAWT) has challenged the wind energy community for many decades; this limited progress in knowledge has severely impaired the development of the VAWT, giving rise to the myth that the VAWT rotor is inherently inefficient (in comparison with the more conventional...
doctoral thesis 2009
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Bierbooms, W.A.A.M. (author)
doctoral thesis 2009
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Sant, T. (author)
doctoral thesis 2007
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