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Strathprints makes available scholarly Open Access content by researchers across the departments of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering (MAE), Electronic & Electrical Engineering (EEE), and Naval Architecture, Ocean & Marine Engineering (NAOME), all of which are leading research into aspects of wind energy, the control of wind turbines and wind farms.

Researchers at EEE are examining the dynamic analysis of turbines, their modelling and simulation, control system design and their optimisation, along with resource assessment and condition monitoring issues. The Energy Systems Research Unit (ESRU) within MAE is producing research to achieve significant levels of energy efficiency using new and renewable energy systems. Meanwhile, researchers at NAOME are supporting the development of offshore wind, wave and tidal-current energy to assist in the provision of diverse energy sources and economic growth in the renewable energy sector.

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2018

Idoko, Linus and Anaya-Lara, Olimpo and McDonald, Alasdair (2018) Enhancing PV modules efficiency and power output using multi-concept cooling technique. Energy Reports, 4. pp. 357-369. ISSN 2352-4847

Ugwu, Jude and McMillan, David and McDonald, Alasdair (2018) Key innovations & research required for floating offshore wind turbines major repairs. In: WindEurope Conference & Exhibition 2018, 2018-09-25 - 2018-09-28. (In Press)

Jaen-Sola, Pablo and McDonald, Alasdair S. and Oterkus, Erkan (2018) Dynamic structural design of offshore direct-drive wind turbine electrical generators. Ocean Engineering, 161. pp. 1-19. ISSN 0029-8018

Bhuiyan, Nurul Azim and McDonald, Alasdair (2018) Optimization and comparison of flux-concentrating Nd-Fe-B generator considering variable power factor and wind conditions for a 6MW offshore wind turbine. In: The 53rd International Universities Power Engineering Conference, 2018-09-04 - 2018-09-07, Glasgow Caledonian University. (In Press)

McGilton, Ben and Crozier, Richard and McDonald, Alasdair and Mueller, Markus (2018) Review of magnetic gear technologies and their applications in marine energy. IET Renewable Power Generation, 12 (2). pp. 174-181. ISSN 1752-1416

Artigao, Estefania and Koukoura, Sofia and Honrubia-Escribano, Andrés and Carroll, James and McDonald, Alasdair and Gómez-Lázaro, Emilio (2018) Current signature and vibration analyses to diagnose an in-service wind turbine drive train. Energies, 11 (4). ISSN 1996-1073

2017

Koukoura, Sofia and Carroll, James and McDonald, Alasdair (2017) Wind turbine intelligent gear fault identification. In: Annual Conference of the PHM Society, 2017-10-02 - 2017-10-05.

Pun, C. and McDonald, A.S. and Parker, M. (2017) Evaluation of bearing technology in direct drive electrical generators. In: 5th IET International Conference on Renewable Power Generation (RPG) 2016. IET, Stevenage, pp. 1-6. ISBN 9781785613012

2016

Argent, Michael and McDonald, Alasdair (2016) Vertical axis wind turbine case study : costs and losses associated with variable torque and speed strategies. In: SUPERGEN Wind General Assembly November 2016, 2016-11-23 - 2016-11-23, Cranfield University.

McDonald, Alasdair and Jimmy, Godwin (2016) Parallel wind turbine powertrains and their design for high availability. IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy. ISSN 1949-3029

Jaen Sola, P. and McDonald, A. S. (2016) A comparative study of methods for modelling the structural stiffness of generator components. In: A Comparative Study of Methods for Modelling the Structural Stiffness of Generator Components. IET, Stevenage, pp. 1-7.

McDonald, Alasdair and Bhuiyan, Nurul Azim (2016) On the optimization of generators for offshore direct drive wind turbines. IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion. pp. 1-10. ISSN 0885-8969

Argent, Michael and McDonald, Alasdair and Leithead, Bill and Giles, Alexander (2016) Speed and torque control strategies for loss reduction of vertical axis wind turbines. In: The Science of Making Torque from Wind 2016, 2016-10-05 - 2016-10-07, Technische Universität München (TUM), Campus Garching. (In Press)

Argent, Michael and McDonald, Alasdair and Leithead, Bill and Giles, Alexander (2016) Speed and torque control strategies for loss reduction of vertical axis wind turbines. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 753. ISSN 1742-6588

Argent, Michael and McDonald, Alasdair (2016) Vertical axis wind turbine case study : costs and losses associated with variable torque and speed strategies. In: 5th IET International Conference on Renewable Power Generation (RPG) 2016, 2016-09-21 - 2016-09-23, IET London: Savoy Place.

Carroll, James and McDonald, Alasdair and Dinwoodie, Iain and McMillan, David and Revie, Matthew and Lazakis, Iraklis (2016) Availability, operation & maintenance costs of offshore wind turbines with different drive train configurations. Wind Energy. pp. 1-33. ISSN 1095-4244 (In Press)

Argent, M. and McDonald, A. S. (2016) Vertical axis wind turbine generator case study : costs and losses associated with variable torque and variable speed strategies. In: 5th IET International Conference on Renewable Power Generation (RPG) 2016, 2016-09-21 - 2016-09-23, IET London: Savoy Place. (In Press)

Argent, Michael and McDonald, Alasdair and Leithead, Bill (2016) Vertical axis wind turbines : minimising generator losses by torque control. In: EAWE 12th PhD Seminar on Wind Energy in Europe, 2016-05-25 - 2016-05-27, DTU.

Bhuiyan, Nurul Azim and McDonald, Alasdair (2016) Optimisation and comparison of generators with different magnet materials for a 6MW offshore direct drive wind turbine. In: 8th IET International Conference on Power Electronics, Machines and Drives (PEMD 2016). IET. ISBN 978-1-78561-188-9

McDonald, A. and Carroll, J. (2016) Design of generators for offshore wind turbines. In: Offshore Wind Farms. Woodhead Publishing series in energy . Woodhead Publishing, Amsterdam, pp. 159-192. ISBN 9780081007792

2015

Carroll, James and McDonald, Alasdair and McMillan, David and Stehly, Tyler and Mone, Christopher and Maples, Ben (2015) Cost of energy for offshore wind turbines with different drive train types. In: EWEA 2015 Annual Event, 2015-11-17 - 2015-11-20, Paris expo Porte de Versailles.

Jaen Sola, P. and McDonald, A. S. and Oterkus, E. (2015) A lightweight approach for airborne wind turbine drivetrains. In: European Wind Energy Association, EWEA 2015, 2015-11-17 - 2015-11-20.

Carroll, James and McDonald, Alasdair and Barrera Martin, Oswaldo and McMillan, David and Bakhshi, Roozbeh (2015) Offshore wind turbine sub-assembly failure rates through time. In: Scientific Proceedings. European Wind Energy Association, pp. 112-116. ISBN 9782930670003

Carroll, James and McDonald, Alasdair and McMillan, David (2015) Offshore cost of energy for DFIG PRC turbines vs. PMG FRC turbines. In: International Conference on Renewable Power Generation (RPG 2015). IET, Stevenage. ISBN 9781785610400

Carroll, James and McDonald, Alasdair and McMillan, David (2015) Reliability comparison of wind turbines with DFIG and PMG drive trains. IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion, 30 (2). pp. 663-670. ISSN 0885-8969

Bhuiyan, Nurul Azim and McDonald, Alasdair (2015) Assessment of the suitability of ferrite magnet excited synchronous generators for offshore wind turbines. In: EWEA Offshore 2015, 2015-03-10 - 2015-03-12.

Carroll, James and May, Allan and McDonald, Alasdair and McMillan, David (2015) Availability improvements from condition monitoring systems and performance based maintenance contracts. In: European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) Offshore 2015, 2015-03-10 - 2015-06-12, Bella Center.

Carroll, James and Dinwoodie, Iain and McDonald, Alasdair and McMillan, David (2015) Quantifying O&M savings and availability improvements from wind turbine design for maintenance techniques. In: European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) Offshore 2015, 2015-03-10 - 2015-06-12, Bella Center.

Carroll, James and McDonald, Alasdair and McMillan, David (2015) Failure rate, repair time and unscheduled O&M cost analysis of offshore wind turbines. Wind Energy. ISSN 1095-4244

2014

Carroll, James and McDonald, Alasdair and McMillan, David and Feuchtwang, Julian (2014) Offshore availability for wind turbines with a hydraulic drive train. In: 3rd Renewable Power Generation Conference (RPG), 2014-09-24 - 2014-09-25.

Carroll, James and McDonald, Alasdair and McMillan, David (2014) Reliability comparison of DFIG drive train configuration with PMG drive train configuration in the first 5 years of operation. In: 3rd Renewable Power Generation Conference (RPG), 2014-09-24 - 2014-09-25.

Carroll, James and McDonald, Alasdair and Feuchtwang, Julian and McMillan, David (2014) Drivetrain availability in offshore wind turbines. In: European Wind Energy Association 2014 Annual Conference, 2014-03-10 - 2014-03-13.

Hart, Kerri and McDonald, Alasdair and Polinder, Henk and Corr, Edward Joseph and Carroll, James (2014) Improved cost energy comparison of permanent magnet generators for large offshore wind turbines. In: European Wind Energy Association 2014 Annual Conference, 2014-03-10 - 2014-03-13.

Jaen-Sola, P and McDonald, A S (2014) Structural analysis and characterization of radial flux PM generators for direct-drive wind turbines. In: 3rd Renewable Power Generation Conference (RPG 2014). IET, Naples, Italy. ISBN 9781634396523

2013

Chong, Yew Chuan and Echenique Subiabre, Estanislao J.P. and Mueller, Markus and Chick, John and Staton, David and McDonald, Alasdair (2013) The ventilation effect on stator convective heat transfer of an axial-flux permanent-magnet machine. IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, 61 (8). pp. 4392-4403. ISSN 0278-0046

McDonald, Alasdair (2013) Hybrid excitation of synchronous generators for wind turbines. In: 2nd IET Renewable Power Generation Conference (RPG 2013). IET, Beijing. ISBN 978-1-84919-758-8

Hart, Kerri and McDonald, Alasdair (2013) Loss sensitivity of a parallel wound low voltage airgap winding PM generator for offshore wind turbines. In: 2nd IET Renewable Power Generation Conference (RPG 2013). IET. ISBN 978-1-84919-758-8

McDonald, A. and Mueller, M. and Zavvos, A. (2013) Electrical, thermal and structural generator design and systems integration for direct drive renewable energy systems. In: Electrical Drives for Direct Drive Renewable Energy Systems. Series in Energy (1). Woodhead Publishing, Cambridge, pp. 51-76. ISBN 9781845697839

Zavvos, Aris and McDonald, Alasdair and Mueller, Markus (2013) Optimisation tools for large permanent magnet generators for direct drive wind turbines. IET Renewable Power Generation, 7 (2). pp. 163-171. ISSN 1752-1416

2012

Keysan, O. and Mueller, M. and McDonald, A. and Hodgins, N. and Shek, J. (2012) Designing the c-gen lightweight direct drive generator for wave and tidal energy. IET Renewable Power Generation, 6 (3). 161 - 170. ISSN 1752-1416

Hodgins, Neil and Keysan, Ozan and McDonald, Alasdair and Mueller, Markus (2012) Design and testing of a linear generator for wave-energy applications. IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, 59 (5). pp. 2094-2103. ISSN 0278-0046

Zavvos, Aris and Bang, Deok-je and McDonald, Alasdair and Polinder, Henk and Mueller, Markus (2012) Structural analysis and optimisation of transverse flux permanent magnet machines for 5 and 10 MW direct drive wind turbines. Wind Energy, 15 (1). pp. 19-43. ISSN 1095-4244

2009

Mueller, Markus and McDonald, Alasdair (2009) A lightweight low-speed permanent magnet electrical generator for direct-drive wind turbines. Wind Energy, 12 (8). 768–780. ISSN 1095-4244

2008

McDonald, Alasdair and Mueller, Markus and Polinder, Henk (2008) Structural mass in direct-drive permanent magnet electrical generators. IET Renewable Power Generation, 2 (1). pp. 3-15. ISSN 1752-1416

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