Advanced Wind Turbine Technology

  • Weifei Hu

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Huaxia Li
    Pages 59-118
  3. Yeqing Wang
    Pages 143-173
  4. Qi Wang
    Pages 175-192
  5. Wenxian Yang, Kexiang Wei, Zhike Peng, Weifei Hu
    Pages 193-218
  6. Zhiyu Jiang, Xiangqian Zhu, Weifei Hu
    Pages 247-280
  7. Na Wang
    Pages 281-297
  8. Cong Feng, Jie Zhang
    Pages 299-315
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 341-349

About this book


This book introduces the current challenges in modern wind turbine analysis, design and development, and provides a comprehensive examination of state-of-the-art technologies from both academia and industry. The twelve information-rich chapters cover a wide range of topics including reliability-based design, computational fluid dynamics, gearbox and bearing analyses, lightning analysis, structural dynamics, health condition monitoring, advanced techniques for field repair, offshore floating wind turbines, advanced turbine control and grid integration, and other emerging technologies. Each chapter begins with the current status of technology in a lucid, is easy-to-follow treatment, then elaborates on the corresponding advanced technology using detailed methodologies, graphs, mathematical models, computational simulations, and experimental instrumentation. Relevant to a broad audience from students and faculty to researchers, manufacturers, and wind energy engineers and designers, the book is ideal for both educational and research needs.

  • Presents the latest developments in reliability-based design optimization, CFD of wind turbines, structural dynamics for wind turbine blades,  off-shore floating wind turbines, advanced wind turbine control, and wind power and ramp forecasting for grid integration;
  • Includes techniques for wind turbine gearboxes and bearings, evaluation of lightning strike damage, health condition monitoring and reparation techniques;
  • Illustrates theories and operational considerations using graphics, tables, computational algorithms, simulation models, and experimental instrumentation;
  • Examines unique, innovative technologies for wind energy.


Advanced Wind Technology Structural Dynamics Wind Energy Structural Fatigue Computational Fluid Dynamics Gearbox Bearing Lightning Reliability-Based Design Optimization Wind Turbine Repairing Offshore Wind Turbine Wind Turbine Control Wind Power Grid

Editors and affiliations

  • Weifei Hu
    • 1
  1. 1.Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Department of Earth and Atmospheric SciencesCornell UniversityIthacaUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-78165-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-78166-2
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