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Lecture: 5.04.4235 Design of Wind Energy Systems - Details
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Course name Lecture: 5.04.4235 Design of Wind Energy Systems
Course number 5.04.4235
Semester Sommersemester 2021
Current number of participants 17
expected number of participants 25
Home institute Institute of Physics
Courses type Lecture in category Teaching
Next date Tue., 11.05.2021 16:00 - 18:00, Room: (online)
Type/Form V + Ü
Pre-requisites Wind Energy Utilization (Bachelor) or Wind Energy (Master)
Learning organisation 'Design of Wind Energy Systems' offered as online course

Dear students,
5.04.4235 'Design of Wind Energy Systems' will be offered as online course starting April, 21st. At the moment we are preparing an online version of both the lecture and the simulation project.
The course is composed by lectures, tutorials and assignments integrated into a case study (6 ECTS). It includes an introduction to a wind turbine design tool widely used in science and industry with exercises in the CIP-Pool (if opened again) or on the students’ computers. The course is organised in the form of six subsequent thematic modules along the design process of a modern wind turbine.

The simulation project will be run continuously during the lecture period with a large degree of interaction between the students doing their individual projects and the teachers. Further information will be given soon. Please sign-in well before April, 21st in order to be informed on further details and to enable an effective preparation.
Please note that it is required that you have successfully attended an introduction on wind energy, e.g. 5.04.648 Wind Energy Utilisation (Bachelor) or 5.04.034 ‚Basics of Wind Energy‘ (Master) or 5.04.4061 ‘Wind Energy Physics’ or an equivalent course.

Martin Kühn & tutors
Performance record Exam or presentation or oral exam or homework or practical report
Lehrsprache englisch
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ECTS points 6

Course location / Course dates

(online) Tuesday: 16:00 - 18:00, weekly (14x)
Thursday: 12:00 - 14:00, weekly (13x)

Fields of study

Module assignments


The students attending the course will have the possibility to expand and sharpen of their knowledge about wind turbine design from the basic courses. The lectures include topics covering the whole spectrum from early design phase to the operation of a wind turbine. Students will learn in exercises how to calculate and evaluate design aspects of wind energy converters.
At the end of the lecture, they should be able to:
+ estimate the site specific energy yield,
+ calculate the aerodynamics of wind turbines using the blade element momentum theory,
+ model wind fields to obtain specific design situations for wind turbines,
+ estimate the influence of dynamics of a wind turbine, especially in the context of fatigue loads,
+ transfer their knowledge to more complex topics such as simulation and measurements of dynamic loads,
+ calculate the economic aspects of wind turbines.

Introduction to industrial wind turbine design,
+ rotor aerodynamics and Blade Element Momentum (BEM) theory,
+ dynamic loading and system dynamics,
+ wind field modelling for fatigue and extreme event loading,
+ design loads and design aspects of onshore wind turbines,
+ simulation and measurements of dynamic loads,
+ design of offshore wind turbines,
+ power quality and grid integration on wind turbines.