Design considerations for wind turbine systems

Marcelo Godoy Simões, S. M. Muyeen, Ahmed Al-Durra

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterpeer-review

1 Scopus citations


In this chapter, the fundamentals of wind energy conversion system including wind turbine components, drive train, wind turbine characteristics, and wind generators are explained at the beginning. Then the design considerations of a small wind turbine generator system such as wind speed probability distribution, component losses, system efficiency, etc., are explained in detail. Different types of wind turbine generator system topologies including fixed and variable speed systems are presented. Finally, mechanical, electrical, and overall control schemes of wind energy conversion system are demonstrated.

Original languageBritish English
Title of host publicationRenewable Energy Devices and Systems with Simulations in MATLAB and ANSYS
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9781498765831
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2017


Dive into the research topics of 'Design considerations for wind turbine systems'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this