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phy648 - Wind Resources and their Applications (Complete module description)
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Module label Wind Resources and their Applications
Module abbreviation phy648
Credit points 6.0 KP
Workload 180 h
Attendance: 72 hrs, Self study: 108 hrs
Institute directory Institute of Physics
Applicability of the module
  • Master's Programme Engineering Physics (Master) > Schwerpunkt: Renewable Energies
  • Master's Programme Environmental Modelling (Master) > Mastermodule
  • Sustainable Renewable Energy Technologies (Master) > Mastermodule
Responsible persons
  • Kühn, Martin (module responsibility)
  • Steinfeld, Gerald (Prüfungsberechtigt)
  • Waldl, Hans-Peter (Prüfungsberechtigt)
Knowledge in Basics Wind Energy, Fluid Dynamics I, Matlab
Skills to be acquired in this module
assess different aspects of wind energy farms by modelling, comparison, explanation of wind energy potential, wind energy farm's output, power curves, wind energy project development, assess in detail in
uences of meteorological/ climatological aspects on the performance of wind power systems,
summarize physical processes governing atmospheric wind flows,

value atmospheric boundary layer flow relevant for wind power conversion, argue methods for wind resource assessment and forecasting
Module contents
Advanced Wind Energy Meteorology (Lecture -90 h workload)
Atmospheric Boundary Layer (turbulence, vertical structure, special BL effects)
Atmospheric Flow Modelling: Linear models, RANS and LES models
Wind farm modelling
Offshore-Specific Conditions
Resource Assessment and Wind Power Forecasting
Wind Measurements and Statistics
Wind Energy Applications - from Wind Resource to Wind
Farm Operations (Lecture - 90 h workload)
Evaluation of Wind Resources
Weibull Distribution
Wind velocity measurements to determine energy yield
Basics of Wind Atlas Analysis and Application Program (WAsP) Method, Partial models using WAsP
Measure-Correlate-Predict (MCP) Method of long term corrections of wind measurement data in correlation to long term reference data
Conditions for stable, neutral and instable atmospheric conditions
Wind yield from wind distribution and the power curve Basics in appraising the yearly wind yield from a wind turbine.
Wake Effect and Wind Farm
Recovery of original wind fields in the downstream of wind turbines
Basics of Riso Models
Spacing and effciency in wind farms
Positive and Negative Effects of Wind Farms
Wind Farm Business
Income from the energy yield from wind farms
Profit optimization by increase of energy production
Wind farm project development
Wind farm operation and Surveillance of power production vs. wind climate, power curves, and turbine availability
Recommended reading
Advanced Wind Energy Meteorology
Holton, J.R. and G. J. Hakim, 2013: An Introduction to Dynamic Meteorology, 5th Edition, Academic Press, New York
Stull, R.B., 1988: An Introduction to Boundary Layer Meteorology. Kluwer Academic Pub. Wind Energy Applications - from Wind Resource to Wind Farm Operations Burton, T., N. Jenkins, D. Sharpe and E. Bossanyi, 2011: Wind Energy Handbook, Second Edition, John Wiley. Gasch, R. and J. Twele, 2012: Wind Power Plants: Fundamentals, Design, Construction and Operation; Second Edition, Springer, Last access: 4/2016, Last access: 4/2016
Language of instruction English
Duration (semesters) 1 Semester
Module frequency Sommersemester
Module capacity unlimited
Module level
Type of module
Teaching/Learning method
Previous knowledge
Examination Examination times Type of examination
Final exam of module
1 Exam
Type of course Lecture
Frequency SoSe oder WiSe
Workload Präsenzzeit 56 h