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Introduction to Wind Turbine Aerodynamics


Part of the Green Energy and Technology book series (GREEN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxiv
  2. A. P. Schaffarczyk
    Pages 1-6
  3. A. P. Schaffarczyk
    Pages 7-25
  4. A. P. Schaffarczyk
    Pages 27-72
  5. A. P. Schaffarczyk
    Pages 73-86
  6. A. P. Schaffarczyk
    Pages 87-111
  7. A. P. Schaffarczyk
    Pages 113-134
  8. A. P. Schaffarczyk
    Pages 135-176
  9. A. P. Schaffarczyk
    Pages 177-205
  10. A. P. Schaffarczyk
    Pages 207-221
  11. A. P. Schaffarczyk
    Pages 223-226
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 227-291

About this book


This book offers an introduction to the topic for professionals and students with a diverse range of backgrounds. Wind Turbine Aerodynamics is a self-contained textbook that shows how to progress from the basics of fluid mechanics to modern wind turbine blade design. It presents the fundamentals of fluid dynamics and inflow conditions, as well as extensive information on theories describing the aerodynamics of wind turbines. After examining a number of related experiments, the book applies the lessons learned to blade design.

The text of the 2nd edition has been thoroughly revised, with a focus on improved readability. The examples and solutions have been extended to explain each problem in much greater detail.


Aerodynamics Betz Vortex Sheets Blade Design Horizontal-Axis Wind Turbines HAWT Inflow Coditions Joukovski Vortex Lines Wind Turbine Blades textbook wind turbines

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Mechanical Engineering DepartmentUniversity of Applied SciencesKielGermany

About the authors

Alois Schaffarczyk received his Ph.D. in Statistical Physics from the University of Göttigen, Germany. Prior to this, he spent six years in the industry, solving practical problems in fluid mechanics. He joined the UAS Kiel in 1992 and began his career in the wind turbine community in 1997, specializing in CFD, experiments and blade design. Professor Schaffarczyk has lectured on the subject in e.g. China, Morocco and Norway. He has participated in a number of prestigious IEAwind annexes and held the function of sub-task manager at MexNext.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Introduction to Wind Turbine Aerodynamics
  • Authors A. P. Schaffarczyk
  • Series Title Green Energy and Technology
  • Series Abbreviated Title Green Energy,Technology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy Energy (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-41027-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-41030-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-41028-5
  • Series ISSN 1865-3529
  • Series E-ISSN 1865-3537
  • Edition Number 2
  • Number of Pages XXXIV, 291
  • Number of Illustrations 114 b/w illustrations, 148 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Renewable and Green Energy
    Engineering Fluid Dynamics
    Machinery and Machine Elements
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