Wind Turbines in Cold Climates

Icing Impacts and Mitigation Systems

  • Lorenzo Battisti

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
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    Pages 43-111
  3. Lorenzo Battisti
    Pages 177-249
  4. Lorenzo Battisti
    Pages 251-324
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 325-341

About this book


This book addresses the key  concerns regarding the operation of wind turbines in cold climates, and focuses in particular on the analysis of icing and methods for its mitigation. Topics covered include the implications of cold climates for wind turbine design and operation, the relevance of icing for wind turbines, the icing process itself, ice prevention systems, and thermal anti-icing system design. In each chapter, care is taken to build systematically on the basic knowledge, providing the reader with the level of detail required for a thorough understanding. An important feature is the inclusion of several original analytical and numerical models for ready computation of icing impacts and design assessment. The breadth of the coverage and the in-depth scientific analysis, with calculations and worked examples relating to both fluid dynamics and thermodynamics, ensure that the book will serve not only as a textbook but also as a practical manual for general design tasks.


Anti-icing Systems Artic Applications Blade Icing Cold Climates Mitigation Systems Prevention Systems Shedding Ice Turbine Blades Wind Turbines Design Winter Operation Wind Turbines

Authors and affiliations

  • Lorenzo Battisti
    • 1
  1. 1.DICAMUniversity of TrentoTrentoItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy Energy (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-05190-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-05191-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1865-3529
  • Series Online ISSN 1865-3537
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