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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-xxii
  2. A. P. Schaffarczyk
    Pages 1-6
  3. A. P. Schaffarczyk
    Pages 7-20
  4. A. P. Schaffarczyk
    Pages 21-63
  5. A. P. Schaffarczyk
    Pages 65-73
  6. A. P. Schaffarczyk
    Pages 75-97
  7. A. P. Schaffarczyk
    Pages 99-119
  8. A. P. Schaffarczyk
    Pages 121-157
  9. A. P. Schaffarczyk
    Pages 159-184
  10. A. P. Schaffarczyk
    Pages 185-198
  11. A. P. Schaffarczyk
    Pages 199-202
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 203-265

About this book


Wind-Turbine Aerodynamics is a self-contained textbook which shows how to come from the basics of fluid mechanics to modern wind turbine blade design. It presents a fundamentals of fluid dynamics and inflow conditions, and gives a extensive introduction into theories describing the aerodynamics of wind turbines. After introducing experiments the book applies the knowledge to explore the impact on blade design.The book is an introduction for professionals and students of very varying levels.


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

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Mechanical Engineering DepartmentUniversity of Applied SciencesKielGermany

About the authors

Alois Schaffarczyk obtained his PhD in Statistical Physics from the University of Göttigen, Germany. Prior to this he spent six years in industry solving practical problems in fluid mechanics. He joined UAS Kiel in 1992 and in 1997 began his career in the wind turbine community, specializing in CFD, experiments and blade design. Professor Schaffarczyk attends many conferences in this field  and has lectured on the subject in China, Morocco and Norway. He was a participant at some of the highly respected 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-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Energy Energy (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-642-36408-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-662-51282-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-36409-9
  • Series ISSN 1865-3529
  • Series E-ISSN 1865-3537
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXII, 265
  • Number of Illustrations 97 b/w illustrations, 136 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Renewable and Green Energy
    Engineering Fluid Dynamics
    Machinery and Machine Elements
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