Wind Energy Engineering

Wind Energy Engineering

A Handbook for Onshore and Offshore Wind Turbines

2nd Edition - November 1, 2022

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  • Editor: Trevor Letcher
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780323993531

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Wind Energy Engineering: A Handbook for Onshore and Offshore Wind Turbines, Second Edition continues to be the most advanced, up-to-date and research-focused text on all aspects of wind energy engineering. Covering a wider spectrum of topics in the field of wind turbines (offshore and onshore), this new edition includes new intelligent turbine designs and optimization, current challenges and efficiencies, remote sensing and smart monitoring, and key areas of advancement, such as floating wind turbines. Each chapter includes a research overview with a detailed analysis and new case studies looking at how recent research developments can be applied. Written by some of the most forward-thinking professionals in the field, and giving a complete examination of one of the most promising and efficient sources of renewable energy, this book is an invaluable reference into this cross-disciplinary field for engineers.

Key Features

  • Offers an all-around understanding of the links between worldwide resources, including wind turbine technology, electricity and environmental issues, and economics
  • Provide the very latest research and development in over 33 fields of endeavor related to wind power
  • Includes extensive sets of references in each chapter, giving readers all the very latest thinking and information on each topic


Engineers involved in renewable energy, decision makers in renewable energy management, urban planners, environmentalists, academicians, researchers and grad students in energy and renewable energy fields, engineers and scientists in research establishments

Table of Contents

  • 1. Why Wind Energy?
    2. History of Harnessing Wind Power
    3. Wind Power Fundamentals
    4. Estimation of Wind Energy Potential and Prediction of Wind Power
    5. Global Potential for Wind Generated Electricity
    6. Achieving Carbon Neutrality: The Future of Wind Energy Development in China
    7. Vertical wind speed profiles in atmospheric boundary layer flows
    8. Wind Turbine Technologies
    9. Small scale wind turbines
    10. Civil Engineering aspects of a wind farm and wind turbine structures
    11. Aerodynamics and the design of horizontal axis wind turbines
    12. Civil Engineering challenges associated with design of Offshore Wind Turbines with special reference to China
    13. Numerical methods for SSI analysis of Offshore Wind Turbine Foundations
    14. Reliability of Wind Turbines
    15. Practical method to estimate foundation stiffness for design of offshore wind turbines
    16. Physical Modelling of Offshore Wind Turbine Model for Prediction of Prototype Response
    17. Seismic Design and Analysis of Offshore Wind Turbines
    18. Seismic Hazards associated with Offshore Wind Farms
    19. Some Challenges and Opportunities around Lifetime Performance and Durability of wind turbines
    20. A Review of Wind Power in Grid Codes: current state and future challenges
    21. Intelligent design and optimization of Wind Turbines
    22. Wind and Hybrid Power Systems: Reliability Based Assessment
    23. Multi-fidelity simulation tools for modern wind turbines
    24. Environmental and structural safety issues related to wind energy
    25. Innovative Foundation Design for OWTS
    26. Gravity Based Foundation (GBF) for offshore wind turbines
    27. Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Storing Energy from Wind Turbines
    28. Climate Change Effects on Offshore Wind Turbines
    29. Life cycle assessment: meta-analysis of cumulative energy demand and greenhouse gas emissions for wind energy technologies
    30. Wind turbines and landscape
    31. Acoustics and Noise Emissions including Porus Material for Trailing Edge Noise Abatement for Wind Turbines
    32. Global Rare Earth Supply, Life Cycle and Wind Energy
    33. Short-term power prediction and downtime classification
    34. Levelized Cost Of Energy (UK Offshore Wind Power) Drivers, Challenges, Opportunities and Practice 2010 to 2020
    35. Certification of new foundations for offshore wind turbines

Product details

  • No. of pages: 622
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2023
  • Published: November 1, 2022
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780323993531

About the Editor

Trevor Letcher

Trevor Letcher
Professor Letcher was Professor of Chemistry, and Head of Department in South Africa (University of the Witwatersrand, Rhodes University and Natal) (1969 -2004). He has published over 300 papers on chemical thermodynamic topics in peer reviewed journals; and 100 papers in popular science and education journals. He has edited and written 28 books ranging from Future Energy Climate Change, Storing Energy, Wind Energy, Solar Energy, Managing Global Warming and Unraveling Environmental Disasters. He has been awarded gold medals by the South African Institute of Chemistry and the South African Association for the Advancement of Science. He is currently Emeritus Professor at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa and living in the United Kingdom.

Affiliations and Expertise

Emeritus Professor, School of Chemistry, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa

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