||Introduction to Wind Energy
||Ir. W.A. Timmer, Ir. M.B. Zaayer
|Contact Hours / Week x/x/x/x:
||1, 2, 3
||Follow up courses:
AE4-W09 (Wind Turbine Design), AE4-W12 (Rotor aerodynamics), AE4-W13 (Wind and Site Conditions), OE5662 (Offshore wind farm
|Expected prior knowledge:
||A proper engineering background in mechanics (Newton"s laws of motion), statics (forces, stresses and displacements in structures), dynamics (mass-spring-damper system) and electricity and magnetism (a.o. Lorentz force) is assumed. Knowledge of aerodynamics (lift and drag of aerofoils) is convenient, but not mandatory.
||Introductory lectures are alternated with exercises in the studio classroom. Each education period ends with a partial exam. The resit of the exam covers the content of both education periods at once.
||Introduction, aerodynamic theory, wind climate, energy production, drive train, control and safety, dynamic modelling, Campbell diagram, strength and fatigue, social and environmental issues, economic aspects, offshore wind energy, design considerations
||Understand wind energy and wind energy conversion systems. Be able to integrate knowledge from various fields of engineering related to wind turbine analysis and design.
||Lectures + exercises in the studio classroom
|Literature and Study Materials:
||Handouts on Blackboard
Windpower online reader on Blackboard
Wind energy Explained, Manwell, McGowan, Rogers (Recommended - not mandatory)
||Two partial exams, one after each education period
Resit: One full exam after third education period
||This course is an elective course for students from various faculties (AE, EEMCS, CEG, IDE, ...). It is also part of the SET MSc curriculum.
||Introductory lectures are alternated with exercises in the studio classroom. The exercises apply the study-material that was covered by the lectures in the preceding week. The exercises are not mandatory, but they practice with issues that may appear in the exam.