On successful completion of the course, the student should be able to
have knowledge on the fundamental principles of wind energy conversion
understand the basic aerodynamic theories and its application in wind rotor design
get an exposure to various components of a wind energy conversion systems
know the methods for wind resource analysis and wind farm siting
have basic skills for the planning of wind energy projects
Basic principles of wind energy - classification of wind turbines, power and torque relationships, tip speed ratio and dynamic matching
Aerodynamics of wind turbines: airfoil lift and drag, Basic aerodynamic theories like axial momentum theory, blade element theory and blade element momentum theory, aerodynamic design and performance analysis of wind turbine rotors
Wind energy resource: wind meteorology, statistical analysis of wind data, wind resource analysis, power curves and wind turbine performance models
Wind turbine systems: rotor, generators, power transmission systems, control systems, safety devices
Wind farm planning and management: wake losses, optimal wind turbine siting, grid integration of wind energy, offshore systems, economic-environmental aspects of wind energy projects
Lectures and exercises. Estimated work load for the average student is approximately 200 hours.
Satisfactory submission of individual compulsory exercises and project assignments. Information will be given in the Canvas at the beginning of the course.
Assessment methods and criteria
Portfolio. Graded individual assessment. Further information about contents and weighting of the exercises/projects will be given in Canvas at the beginning of the semester.
The person responsible for the course decides, in cooperation with student representative, the form of student evaluation and whether the course is to have a midway or end of course evaluation in accordance with the quality system for education, chapter 4.1.”
Offered as Single Standing Module
Yes, if there are places available.
Admission Requirement if given as Single Standing Module
Admission requirements for the course are the same as for the master’s programme in Renewable energy.