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ENGRI 1290 1 Wind Energy III Turbine Design Control and Operation Wind farms
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ENGRI 1290 2 Lecture’s objectives • Learning the key features of turbine design • Understanding control and operation of the turbine • Studying the layout of wind farms and assessing their environmental impacts
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ENGRI 1290 3 Horizontal Axis Wind Turbine (HAWT) •A t u r b i n e – 3 blades is optimum – A hub keeps the blades together t o w e r – It holds the turbine at the optimal height for wind power extraction n a c e l l e – This is where the electrical generator is located – Controls are also there A modern windmill (a.k.a. wind turbine) has three major components
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ENGRI 1290 4 Modern wind turbines design the blades “catch” the wind the hub links the blades to the rotor the rotor transmits the mechanical power to the gear box The gear box speed up rotation to match the optimal electrical generator speed The generator turns mechanical power into electrical power (efficiency around 95%) Modern wind turbines have several important components
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