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New Materials and Reliability in Offshore Wind Turbine Technology

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  • 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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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. 

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Table of contents (23 chapters)

  1. Wind Turbine Blades

  2. Enabling Technologies for Drivetrain and Gearbox Analysis

  3. Tower & Support Structure

  4. Reliability & Preventive Maintenance of Offshore Wind Turbines

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, PolandMalcolm 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

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  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Energy, Energy (R0)

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

  • 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 and Green Energy, Renewable and Green Energy, International Environmental Law, Environmental Politics, Vibration, Dynamical Systems, Control

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