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AE3W02TU: Introduction to Wind Energy
ECTS: 4
Responsible Instructor: Ir. W.A. Timmer, Ir. M.B. Zaayer
Contact Hours / Week x/x/x/x: 2/2/0/0
Education Period: 1, 2
Start Education: 1
Exam Period: 1, 2, 3
Course Language: English
Required for: Follow up courses:
AE4-W09 (Wind Turbine Design), AE4-W12 (Rotor aerodynamics), AE4-W13 (Wind and Site Conditions), OE5662 (Offshore wind farm
design).
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.
Parts: 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.
Course Contents: 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
Study Goals: 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.
Education Method: 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)
Assessment: Two partial exams, one after each education period
Resit: One full exam after third education period
Remarks: This course is an elective course for students from various faculties (AE, EEMCS, CEG, IDE, ...). It is also part of the SET MSc curriculum.
Set-up: 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.
Last modified: 6 November 2013, 15:24 UTC
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