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Spring 2015-2016
ENE 453 / MAE 453   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

Wind Turbine Aerodynamics and Technology

Martin O. Hansen

The course addresses basic wind turbine technology such as aerodynamics, control and structural aspects. Theory will be provided that can be used to predict the aerodynamic loads on the wind turbine blades and their impact on the structure with respect to internal loads and deflections. The influence of the stochastic loads from atmospheric turbulence will be addressed and the structural dynamics of a wind turbine and possible instabilities will also be covered. Small computer programs will be written based on the lectured theory and verified in some papers.

Sample reading list:
Martin O.L. Hansen, Aerodynamics of wind turbines, 3rd ed
Burton,T; Jenkins,N.;Sharpe,D.; Bossanyi,E., Wind Energy Handbook, 2nd ed.

Reading/Writing assignments:
During the course three assignments will be given and a brief report of 10-15 pages per assignment must be handed in, that, together with a small test at the end, form the final grade. To solve these assignments some short computer programs in, for instance, Matlab must be written.

Other Exam - 20%
Papers - 80%

Other Requirements:
Statistical, design or other software use required
Not Open to Freshmen.

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
The potential students must have some basic programming skills. A basic course in structural dynamics or in fluid mechanics is not absolutely required but is recommended..

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
43770 L01 11:00 am - 12:20 pm T Th   Engineering Quad A-Wing   A224   Enrolled:6 Limit:20
43771 P01 3:30 pm - 4:20 pm M   Friend Center   112   Enrolled:6 Limit:20