3161.19 - Wind Power

Course number
Wind Power
Introduction to renewable energy, Mechanics, Electromagnetism
Students should get a basic understanding of the harvesting of the wind by wind turbines - the principles of the wind power conversion, the components of a wind turbine and their interaction, the characterization of the wind resource and the respective gain of wind turbines, their interaction with the power supply system and their environmental impact.
Introduction fluid and aerodynamics: the relevant properties of fluids, the equations of energy and continuity. Wind power plants: basic introduction to the wind power plants, aerodynamic topics of importance for the operation of wind turbine rotors, operation of electrical generators in combination with wind turbine rotors, wind turbine power curve. Basic wind energy meteorology, linking wind turbine power curve and information on site specific meteorology to assess the turbines energy gain, characteristics of wind farms. Wind turbines in the power grid. Environmental aspects of wind power application
Learning and teaching approaches
Lectures, exercises and project work
Learning outcomes
On successful completion of the course, the student should: - be able to explain the basic elements of fluid mechanics with relevance for wind power - be able to explain the operation of wind turbines and perform a basic assessment for the expected energy gain of a wind power plant - have an understanding of the interaction of wind power plants with the power grid - have an understanding of environmental aspects of wind power application - have ability for the basic application of software tools for the assessment of wind power projects
Assessment method
The course evaluation is done on the basis of a report on a semester project
Marking scale
Textbook additional scripts and software templates are available via Moodle or to be downloaded from the net
Hans Georg Bayer