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Wind Energy: Theory and Practice

Siraj Ahmed (Author)

In the contemporary world, wind energy is emerging as one of the most viable alternatives to meet the challenge of increasing energy demand, particularly for electrical energy generation. It is clean, fuel-free and available almost in every country in the world and in abundance in off-shore. This book, now in its Second Edition, covers most of the essential engineering principles, theories and best practices for wind energy development for electricity generation with clear emphasis on state-of-the-art. In this edition, substantial addition has been made in the chapters on Aerodynamics, Siting, Wind Farm Design, and Wind Energy Economics.

This comprehensive book on wind energy is intended as a text for the undergraduate and postgraduate students of Mechanical/Electrical Engineering and students pursuing Energy Studies. It will also serve as a handbook and ready reference for practicing engineers and professionals in the field of wind energy.

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About the author

Siraj Ahmed

Siraj Ahmed (PhD) is Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology (MANIT), Bhopal. He has more than 23 years of experience of teaching, research and industrial consultancy. Dr Ahmed has published/presented more than 63 papers in international and national journals/conferences. He has been involved in wind resource assessment exercise at several sites in India and abroad and developed the state-of-the-art facility for anemometry.

Dr Ahmed has delivered a number of invited and expert lectures on various aspects of wind energy, such as resource assessment, wind turbine design, planning, development and micro-siting of wind energy projects. He has been associated with BARC (BRNS), MHRD, C-WET, DST, HEG in India and with VIPO Inc. in USA for research, development and industrial consultancy projects.

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Title Wind Energy: Theory and Practice
Author Siraj Ahmed
Format Softcover
Date published: 31.12.2011
Edition 2nd. ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788120344907
length xvi+335p., Illustrations; 24cm.