Wind Power Plants

Fundamentals, Design, Construction and Operation

Editors: Gasch, Robert, Twele, Jochen (Eds.)

  • 2nd English edition of the standard German textbook in its 5th edition
  • Up to date: Includes the latest developments
  • Teaches all physical basics of wind-power usage
  • Reference for practicing engineers
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About this Textbook

Wind power plants teaches the physical foundations of usage of Wind Power. It includes the areas like Construction of Wind Power Plants, Design, Development of Production Series, Control, and discusses the dynamic forces acting on the systems as well as the power conversion and its connection to the distribution system.

The book is written for graduate students, practitioners and inquisitive readers of any kind. It is based on lectures held at several universities. Its German version it already is the standard text book for courses on Wind Energy Engineering but serves also as reference for practising engineers.

About the authors

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Robert Gasch is one of the leading researchers and pioneers in wind energy conversion. He was born 1936 in Darmstadt, Germany. He is Professor emeritus at Technical University Berlin were was heading the Structural Dynamics’ group at the department of aerospace engineering.

His interest in Wind Energy started in the 80ies when he recognized the limits of natural resources as well as the challenges in nuclear power plants.

and the first edition of his German textbook “Windkraftanlagen”

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jochen Twele started as a scientists at the  Department of Aerospace Engineering at Technical University Berlin. Since 2004 he is holding the chair for Regenerative Energies  at University of Applied Science Berlin.

Gasch and Twele are authors of the German “Windkraftanlagen”. The first edition appeared in 1991 and became immediately a bestseller. Now, the 2nd English translation “Wind Power Plants“ corresponding tot he 7th German edition is published at Springer.

Reviews

From the reviews of the second edition:

“This book was intended for graduate students, practitioners and anyone interested in the subject. … It is well organized and gives the reader enough information to read the book without having any specialized knowledge on wind energy. … Illustrations are plentiful and very good, and equations are clearly stated and easily followed. Furthermore, there are a great number of references at the back of each chapter … . it is a great tool for students, practitioners, and engineers.” (Panos Economou, Noise Control Engineering Journal, Vol. 60 (4), July-August, 2012)

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Introduction to Wind Energy

    Gasch, Robert (et al.)

    Pages 1-14

  • Historical development of windmills

    Gasch, Robert (et al.)

    Pages 15-45

  • Wind turbines - design and components

    Gasch, Robert (et al.)

    Pages 46-113

  • The wind

    Gasch, Robert (et al.)

    Pages 114-167

  • Blade geometry according to Betz and Schmitz

    Gasch, Robert (et al.)

    Pages 168-207

Buy this book

eBook $69.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-642-22938-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $99.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-22937-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Rent the ebook  
  • Rental duration: 1 or 6 month
  • low-cost access
  • online reader with highlighting and note-making option
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Wind Power Plants
Book Subtitle
Fundamentals, Design, Construction and Operation
Editors
  • Robert Gasch
  • Jochen Twele
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-22938-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-22938-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-22937-4
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XVIII, 548
Number of Illustrations and Tables
432 b/w illustrations
Additional Information
Original German edition published by Teubner-Verlag, 2007
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