Wind Energy Engineering

Wind Energy Engineering

A Handbook for Onshore and Offshore Wind Turbines

2nd Edition - November 1, 2022

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  • Author: 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. Climate Change and Wind Energy
    2. A History of Harnessing Wind Power
    3. A SWOT Analysis of Wind Power
    4. Wind Power Fundamentals
    4b. Wind Turbines and atmospheric wind stabiity
    5. Estimation of wind energy potential and prediction of wind power
    6. Global Potential for Wind Generated Electricity
    7. The Future of Wind Energy Development in China
    8. The European wind atlas
    9. The impacts of wakes on large wind farms onshore and offshore.
    10. Design of wind turbines
    11. Wind Turbine Technologies
    12. Civil Engineering aspects of a wind farm and wind turbine structure Subhamoy Bhattacharya
    13. Aerodynamics and the design of horizontal axis wind turbines
    14. Civil Engineering challenges associated with design of Offshore Wind Turbines with special reference to China
    15. Numerical methods for SSI analysis of Offshore Wind Turbine Foundations. Susana Lopez-Querol, Liasanang |Cui,
    16. Reliability of Wind Turbines
    16b. Wind Turbine Efficiencies
    16c. Wind Turbine reliability
    17. Practical Method to Estimate Foundation Stiffness for the Design of Offshore Wind Turbines
    18. Physical Modelling of Offshore Wind Turbine Model for Prediction of Prototype Response
    19. Seismic Design of Offshore Wind Turbines
    20. The application of remore sensing to large wind farm
    21. Floating Wind Turbines
    21b.Deep Water Water Wind Farms or
    21c. Problems with floating wind turbines
    22. Grand challenges in Wind Turbine Technology
    23. Design and modelling of wind farms and wind turbines
    24. Vibration suppression in off-shore wind turbines
    25. Intelligent design and optimization of Wind Turbines
    26. Challenges in designing floating Wind Turbines.
    27. Optimizing energy from floating wind turbines
    28. Novel Wind Turbine Concepts
    29. Optimizing wind turbine performance : getting the most out of wind turbines
    30. Wind Turbine optimization with Lidar control systems
    31. Future Opportunities for Wind Power – deepwater wind farms?
    32. Storing energy from wind turbines
    33. Small scale wind turbines
    34. Wind energy and grid connections and integration
    35. Life cycle assessment: meta-analysis of cumulative energy demand for wind energy technologies
    36. Environmental and structural safety issues related to wind energy
    37. Wind Turbines and the Landscape
    38. Global Rare Earth Supply: Life Cycle Assessment and Wind Energy
    39. Smart Monitoring, Inspection and Life-Cycle Assessment of Wind Turbines
    40. Porus material for trailing edge noise abatement in Wind Turbines
    41. Decommissioning, recycling and end-use of wind turbines
    42. Cost modelling of Offshore Wind Turbines
    43. Certification of new foundations for offshore wind turbines

Product details

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

About the Author

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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