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Yu, W. (author)
Blade Element Momentum (BEM) is the most important aerodynamic analysis method for wind turbines. BEM is derived assuming stationary conditions, which limits its ability to model the unsteady aerodynamic effects. This becomes increasingly relevant for the flexible blades of current large-scale turbines, and the employment of passive and active...
doctoral thesis 2018
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Navalkar, S.T. (author)
Wind energy has reached a high degree ofmaturity: for wind-rich onshore locations, it is already competitive with conventional energy sources. However, for low-wind, remote and offshore regions, research efforts are still required to enhance its economic viability. While it is possible to reduce the cost of energy by upscaling wind turbines, it...
doctoral thesis 2016
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Bernhammer, L.O. (author)
Wind turbines convert kinetic energy of the wind into electrical energy. Unfortunately, this process is everything but constant, as the wind source shows large fluctuations with high and low frequencies. This turbulence, together with the wind shear and yawed inflow, excites the turbine structure, thereby driving the loads and the design of...
doctoral thesis 2015
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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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Diepeveen, N.F.B. (author)
Offshore wind energy is currently characterized by the high costs associated with installation and operation. Gearboxes in particular have been singled out as a key source of the high maintenance costs of offshore wind farms. For a given wind speed, the torque of the rotor increases cubically with the diameter of its swept area. As the maximum...
doctoral thesis 2013
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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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Hulskamp, A.W. (author)
Wind turbines suffer heavily from fatigue loads but current load control concepts are not effective in mitigating them. This thesis contributes to the development of a novel concept in which the air flow over the blade is controlled through spanwise distributed devices. The work is aimed at implementing adaptive materials, such as shape memory...
doctoral thesis 2011
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Barlas, A. (author)
This thesis investigates particular concepts and technologies that can alleviate fatigue loads on wind turbines by using distributed active aerodynamic devices on the blades, a concept briefly referred to as `smart blades'. Firstly, published research work on smart control devices is reviewed, and the pros and cons for the application on wind...
doctoral thesis 2011
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Haans, W. (author)
doctoral thesis 2011
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Cerda Salzmann, D.J. (author)
doctoral thesis 2010
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Joncas, S. (author)
This thesis proposes a new structural design concept for future large wind turbine blades based on fully recyclable thermoplastic composites (TPC). With respect to material properties, cost and processing, reactively processed anionic polyamide-6 (APA-6) has been identified as the most promising thermoplastic polymer system for these future wind...
doctoral thesis 2010
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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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Veldkamp, H.F. (author)
Wind is becoming an ever more important source of renewable energy: installed wind turbine power now stands at 60,000 MW worldwide, providing 0.6% of world electricity demand. Still it is important that the cost of wind energy is brought down further, which means that wind turbines must be designed to be exactly as strong as necessary, but no...
doctoral thesis 2006
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Mertens, S. (author)
This thesis deals with wind energy conversion in the built environment. It gives a description of the wind resources in the built environment that can be converted into energy by a wind turbine. With a focus on maximum energy yield of the wind turbine, it especially deals with the integration of wind turbine and building in such a way that the...
doctoral thesis 2006
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van der Tempel, J. (author)
To meet growing energy demands, the Kyoto protocol and the much desired diversification of supply, wind energy has become a mainstream source of energy in the EU. Cost wise it is already competing with gas fired electricity. In the last decade wind moved offshore to accommodate even more wind power. The offshore wind resource is more abundant...
doctoral thesis 2006
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Cheng, P.W. (author)
doctoral thesis 2002
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