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pre326 - Wind Turbine Design, Electrical & Control Issues, Certification (Complete module description)
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Module label Wind Turbine Design, Electrical & Control Issues, Certification
Modulkürzel pre326
Credit points 7.5 KP
Workload 225 h
Institute directory Institute of Physics
Verwendbarkeit des Moduls
  • Master's Programme European Master in Renewable Energy (EUREC) (Master) > Mastermodule
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Skills to be acquired in this module
At the completion of this module, the student will:
- possess advanced knowledge on wind turbine design, electrical and control issues
- be skilled in Wind potential evaluation, Wind farm design and environmental impacts using simulation programs (GH WindFarmer), practical experience
- be skilled in performance testing and modelling of wind turbines
Module contents
1. Electrical Conversion Systems
- Synchronous and induction generators
- Direct drive generators
- Constant and variable speed systems
2. Wind turbines control
- Aerodynamic power control (stall, pitch, yaw)
- Electromagnetic torque control
- Control – dynamic analysis and stability
- Control strategies
3. Design of wind turbines
- Important factors
- Design options
- Design parameters
- Design of components
- System design
- Megawatt scale design
- Offshore design
4. Performance Testing and Modelling
- Measurements under controlled conditions
- Field testing instrumentation
5. Measurements - anemometers - calibration
6. Electrical Integration
- Weak grids
- Power quality
- Network costs and benefits
7. Large scale integration
- Technical, economical and policy issues
- Grid connection requirements, infrastructure
- Economic aspects
8. Standards and Certification
- WT certification
- International standards
European Wind Energy Association: Wind Energy - The Facts. 2004.
J.F. Manwell, J.G.McGowan, A.L.Rogers, J.Willey and Sons: Wind Energy Explained – Theory, Design and Application. 2002.
R. Gasch, J. Twele, James and James: Wind Power Plants - Fundamentals, Design, Construction and Operation. 2002.
M. J. Pasqualetti, P. Gipe, R.W. Righter (eds): Wind Power in View. Academic Press, 2002.
R.Y. Redlingen, P.D. Andersen, P.E. Morthorst: Wind Energy in the 21st Century. UNEP, 2002.
T. Burton, D. Sharpe, N. Jenkins, E. Bossanyi: Wind Energy Handbook. John Wiley and Sons, 2001.
P. Gipe: Wind Energy Comes of Age’. John Wiley and Sons, 1995.
S. Heier: Grid Integration of Wind Energy Conversion Systems. John Wiley and Sons, 1998.
L.L. Freris (ed): Wind Energy Conversion Systems. Prentice Hall, 1990.
Language of instruction English
Duration (semesters) 1 Semester
Module frequency jährlich
Module capacity unlimited
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Final exam of module
Exam week (end of May)
Written exam (3 hours)
Form of instruction Seminar
Workload Präsenzzeit 0 h