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New Materials and Reliability in Offshore Wind Turbine Technology

  • Presents a comprehensive overview of current and future wind turbine technologies

  • The book is in particularly strong in experimental validation of models used in turbine design

  • Emphasises industry needs and real life application

  • Has a strong emphasis on future case wind turbines - the authors have carried out studies on a10 MW reference turbine, as well as floating wind turbines

  • In addition to design of wind turbines, the book also covers risk assessment, reliability and uncertainty which are not included in similar books

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Table of contents (23 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction

    • Raza Ali Mehdi, Wiesław Ostachowicz, Marcin Luczak
    Pages 1-9Open Access
  3. Wind Turbine Blades

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 11-11
    2. Design of Wind Turbine Blades

      • Malcolm McGugan
      Pages 13-24Open Access
    3. Damage Sensing in Blades

      • Borja Hernandez Crespo
      Pages 25-52Open Access
    4. Fibre Bragg Grating as a Multi-Stage Structure Health Monitoring Sensor

      • Gilmar Ferreira Pereira
      Pages 53-66Open Access
    5. Analysis and Design of Bend-Twist Coupled Wind Turbine Blades

      • Alexander R. Stäblein
      Pages 67-80Open Access
    6. Improvement of Wind Turbine Blade Performance by Means of Rod Vortex Generators

      • Javier Martinez, Pawel Flaszynski, Piotr Doerffer, Oskar Szulc
      Pages 81-102Open Access
    7. Trailing and Leading Edge Flaps for Load Alleviation and Structure Control

      • Vladimir Leble, George N. Barakos
      Pages 103-114Open Access
  4. Enabling Technologies for Drivetrain and Gearbox Analysis

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 115-115
    2. OWT Drivetrain & Gearbox Simulation and Testing

      • Simone Manzato, Bert Pluymers
      Pages 117-121Open Access
    3. Dynamic Behavior of Bearings on Offshore Wind Turbine Gearboxes

      • Rubén Cerdá, Bart Blockmans, Jakob Fiszer, Tommaso Tamarozzi, Bert Pluymers, Wim Desmet
      Pages 123-146Open Access
    4. Experimental Characterization of Wind Turbine Gearbox in Operation

      • Emilio Di Lorenzo, Simone Manzato
      Pages 147-166Open Access
  5. Tower & Support Structure

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 167-167
    2. An Overview of Analysis and Design of Offshore Wind Turbines

      • Torgeir Moan, Tomasz Bugalski
      Pages 169-171Open Access
    3. Dynamic Response Analysis of Floating Wind Turbines with Emphasis on Vertical Axis Rotors

      • Zhengshun Cheng, Torgeir Moan, Zhen Gao
      Pages 173-192Open Access
    4. Bottom Fixed Substructure Analysis, Model Testing and Design for Harsh Environment

      • Duje Veic, Marek Kraskowski, Tomasz Bugalski
      Pages 193-211Open Access
    5. Detection of Damage in Metallic Structures for Offshore Applications

      • Rohan Soman, Paweł Malinowski, Wiesław Ostachowicz
      Pages 213-232Open Access
  6. Reliability & Preventive Maintenance of Offshore Wind Turbines

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 233-233
    2. Reliability and Preventive Maintenance

      • Itamar Esdras Martínez García, Alejandro Sánchez Sánchez, Stefano Barbati
      Pages 235-272Open 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 project provided a unique opportunity for a group of researchers to work closely together, undergo multidisciplinary doctoral training, and conduct research in the area of offshore wind energy generation. Contributions from expert, external authors are also included, and the complete 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

  • Mechanics of Intelligent Structures, Polish Academy of Sciences (IFFM), Gdansk, Poland

    Wiesław Ostachowicz

  • Department of Wind Energy, Technical University of Denmark, Roskilde, Denmark

    Malcolm McGugan

  • Maritime Risk and System Safety (MaRiSa), World Maritime University, Malmö, Sweden

    Jens-Uwe Schröder-Hinrichs

  • Institute of Fluid-Flow Machinery, Polish Academy of Sciences, Gdansk, Poland

    Marcin Luczak

About the editors

Wieslaw Ostachowicz, Polish Academy of Sciences, Gdansk, Poland
Malcolm McGugan, Technical University of Denmark, Roskilde, Denmark
Jens-Uwe Schröder-Hinrichs, World Maritime University, Malmö, Sweden
Marcin Luczak, Polish Academy of Sciences, Gdansk, Poland

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: MARE-WINT

  • Book Subtitle: New Materials and Reliability in Offshore Wind Turbine Technology

  • Editors: Wiesław Ostachowicz, Malcolm McGugan, Jens-Uwe Schröder-Hinrichs, Marcin Luczak

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Energy, Energy (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016

  • License: CC BY-NC

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-319-39094-9Published: 06 September 2016

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-319-81816-0Published: 12 June 2018

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-39095-6Published: 30 August 2016

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XI, 432

  • Number of Illustrations: 70 b/w illustrations, 164 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Renewable Energy, International Environmental Law, Environmental Policy, Multibody Systems and Mechanical Vibrations

Buying options

Softcover Book USD 59.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 59.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)