Lecture: 5.04.648 Wind Energy Utilisation - Details

Lecture: 5.04.648 Wind Energy Utilisation - Details

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Course name Lecture: 5.04.648 Wind Energy Utilisation
Course number 5.04.648
Semester SoSe2024
Current number of participants 17
expected number of participants 24
Home institute Institute of Physics
Courses type Lecture in category Teaching
First date Thursday, 04.04.2024 16:00 - 18:00, Room: A04 1-139 (Rechnerraum)
Type/Form V,Ü
Pre-requisites Basic computer knowledge; mechanics; mathematical methods for physics and engineering
Performance record 2 Prüfungsleistungen: - 1 Klausur (60 - 90 Min.) oder - 1 mündl. Prüfung (20 - 30 Min.) und - 1 Praktikumsbericht (15 -30 Seiten)
2 examinations: Exam (60 - 90 minutes) or oral exam (20 - 30 min-
utes) and report (15 - 30 pages)
Lehrsprache englisch
ECTS points 6

Rooms and times

W33 0-003
Monday: 16:00 - 18:00, weekly (12x)
Thursday: 16:00 - 18:00, weekly (6x)
A04 1-139 (Rechnerraum)
Thursday: 16:00 - 18:00, weekly (1x)
(W33 -2 -204)
Thursday: 16:00 - 18:00, weekly (6x)

Module assignments

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This lecture with exercises is intended as introduction into physics and engineering of wind energy utilisation. Nevertheless also social, historical and political aspects are regarded. The lecture gives a deeper understanding of physical effects, methods, calculations and parameters into the field of wind energy utilisation, wind physics and wind energy science. Experiments and exhibits are used to deliver deeper insights into the subjects of the lectures. The appointments on Thurday are dedicated to a tutorial part. Here, an an introduction into the common and professional software WindPro ® is given and project-oriented work on a design of a wind farm is perfomed. Also, calculation exercises, which have to be solved as homework, are explained.
Students who have attended »Wind Energy Utilisation« in the Bachelor phase should be able to directly enrol for advanced wind energy lectures in the Master phase (without attending 5.04.4061 – Wind Energy).

• The wind: generation, occurence, measurement, profiles etc.;
• Energy and power in the wind;
• Drag driven converters;
• Principle of lift driven converters;
• Dimensionless parameters and characteristic diagrams of wind turbines;
• Optimum twist and horizontal plan of the rotor blade;
• Rotor power losses;
• Power control;
• Generator concepts and grid interaction;
• Loads;
• Mechanical design and components of a wind turbine;
• Calculation of energy yield;
• Economics;
• Wind farms, wakes and wind farm efficiency;
• Environmental effects;
• Unconventional converters;
• Prepared discussion about social and political aspects;
• Use of wind farm calculation software WindPro