Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Raza Ali Mehdi, Wiesław Ostachowicz, Marcin Luczak
    Pages 1-9 Open Access
  3. Wind Turbine Blades

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Malcolm McGugan
      Pages 13-24 Open Access
    3. Borja Hernandez Crespo
      Pages 25-52 Open Access
    4. Gilmar Ferreira Pereira
      Pages 53-66 Open Access
    5. Alexander R. Stäblein
      Pages 67-80 Open Access
    6. Javier Martinez, Pawel Flaszynski, Piotr Doerffer, Oskar Szulc
      Pages 81-102 Open Access
    7. Vladimir Leble, George N. Barakos
      Pages 103-114 Open Access
  4. Enabling Technologies for Drivetrain and Gearbox Analysis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 115-115
    2. Simone Manzato, Bert Pluymers
      Pages 117-121 Open Access
    3. Rubén Cerdá, Bart Blockmans, Jakob Fiszer, Tommaso Tamarozzi, Bert Pluymers, Wim Desmet
      Pages 123-146 Open Access
    4. Emilio Di Lorenzo, Simone Manzato
      Pages 147-166 Open Access
  5. Tower & Support Structure

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 167-167
    2. Torgeir Moan, Tomasz Bugalski
      Pages 169-171 Open Access
    3. Zhengshun Cheng, Torgeir Moan, Zhen Gao
      Pages 173-192 Open Access
    4. Duje Veic, Marek Kraskowski, Tomasz Bugalski
      Pages 193-211 Open Access
    5. Rohan Soman, Paweł Malinowski, Wiesław Ostachowicz
      Pages 213-232 Open Access
  6. Reliability & Preventive Maintenance of Offshore Wind Turbines

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 233-233
    2. Itamar Esdras Martínez García, Alejandro Sánchez Sánchez, Stefano Barbati
      Pages 235-272 Open Access
  7. CFD Analysis of a Complete Offshore Wind Turbine

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 273-273
    2. George N. Barakos
      Pages 275-276 Open Access
    3. Vladimir Leble, George N. Barakos
      Pages 277-308 Open Access
    4. Sergio González Horcas, François Debrabandere, Benoît Tartinville, Charles Hirsch, Grégory Coussement
      Pages 309-334 Open Access
  8. Offshore Wind Farm Design

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 335-335
    2. Gregor Giebel, Charlotte Bay Hasager
      Pages 337-346 Open Access
    3. Raza Ali Mehdi, Jens-Uwe Schröder-Hinrichs
      Pages 359-400 Open Access
  9. Offshore Wind Decommissioning

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 401-401
    2. Johan Finsteen Gjødvad, Morten Dallov Ibsen
      Pages 403-419 Open Access
    3. Justine Beauson, Povl Brøndsted
      Pages 421-432 Open Access

About this book


This book provides a holistic, interdisciplinary overview of offshore wind energy, and is a must-read for advanced researchers. Topics, from the design and analysis of future turbines, to the decommissioning of wind farms, are covered. The scope of the work ranges from analytical, numerical and experimental advancements in structural and fluid mechanics, to novel developments in risk, safety & reliability engineering for offshore wind. 

The core objective of the current work is to make offshore wind energy more competitive, by improving the reliability, and operations and maintenance (O&M) strategies of wind turbines. The research was carried out under the auspices of the EU-funded project, MARE-WINT. The work seeks to bridge the gap between research and a rapidly-evolving industry. 


Offshore wind turbines Offshore wind farm Wind energy Offshore wind industry Turbine technology Risk assessment in wind energy

Editors and affiliations

  • Wiesław Ostachowicz
    • 1
  • Malcolm McGugan
    • 2
  • Jens-Uwe Schröder-Hinrichs
    • 3
  • Marcin Luczak
    • 4
  1. 1.Mechanics of Intelligent StructuresPolish Academy of Sciences (IFFM)GdanskPoland
  2. 2.Department of Wind EnergyTechnical University of DenmarkRoskildeDenmark
  3. 3.Maritime Risk and System Safety (MaRiSa)World Maritime UniversityMalmöSweden
  4. 4.Institute of Fluid-Flow MachineryPolish Academy of SciencesGdanskPoland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • License CC BY-NC
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-39094-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-39095-6
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