By Wieslaw Ostachowicz, Malcolm McGugan, Jens-Uwe Schröder-Hinrichs, Marcin Luczak
This ebook offers a holistic, interdisciplinary assessment of offshore wind power, and is a must-read for complicated researchers. issues, from the layout and research of destiny generators, to the decommissioning of wind farms, are coated. The scope of the paintings levels from analytical, numerical and experimental developments in structural and fluid mechanics, to novel advancements in chance, safeguard & reliability engineering for offshore wind.The middle goal of the present paintings is to make offshore wind power extra aggressive, by way of bettering the reliability, and operations and upkeep (O&M) suggestions of wind generators. The learn was once conducted lower than the auspices of the EU-funded undertaking, MARE-WINT. The venture supplied a special chance for a bunch of researchers to paintings heavily jointly, endure multidisciplinary doctoral education, and behavior examine within the quarter of offshore wind power new release. Contributions from specialist, exterior authors also are incorporated, and the full paintings seeks to bridge the distance among study and a rapidly-evolving undefined.
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