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phy646 - Wind Physics Student's Lab (Complete module description)
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Module label Wind Physics Student's Lab
Module code phy646
Credit points 6.0 KP
Workload 180 h
(Attendance: 56 hrs, Self study: 124 hrs)
Faculty/Institute Institute of Physics
Used in course of study
  • Master's Programme Engineering Physics (Master) >
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Module responsibility
Entry requirements
Basic computer knowledge; mechanics; mathematical methods for physics and engineering; basic knowledge of wind energy utilization; previous knowledge of metrology, basic knowledge of aerodynamics
Skills to be acquired in this module
The "Wind Physics Student's Lab" aims to foster the learning process by own research activities of the students in wind physics and additionally to build up skills for scientific and experimental work and scientific writing. Therefore, this course is also intended as preparation for the master thesis.
The course is organized as seminar with integrated work in the laboratory. The students will investigate an individual, self-formulated research question and will be guided by the supervisors through the research-based learning process. The work in groups and discussion of solutions aims to improve skills in team working. In order to introduce the students to current wind energy research, the course is offered in three versions. These versions represent the work of the three research groups at ForWind - University Oldenburg.
Module contents
Content of Wind2Grid-Seminar
The seminar consists of three main phases with different learning steps:
1st phase:
Class-room seminar building up basic competences
identification of the technical tasks
introduction to current research
introduction to the learning platform
investigating standard situations and functional interaction by means of the experimental system
defining an own research question
defining an experimental strategy
planning the experiment

2nd phase: Laboratory work (1 week)
set-up, execution, data acquisition and decommissioning of the experiment
3rd phase: Evaluation and documentation evaluating the experiment
documentation with a short report (paper) presentation
The seminar "Wind turbine rotor in turbulent inflow" is connected to the scientific work of the research
group Turbulence, Wind Energy and Stochastics (TWIST).
In this seminar, turbulent wind fields and their effects on wind turbines will be investigated. Students learn how turbulence can be described, investigated and evaluated for different purposes. The students gain a deep understanding of the phenomenon of turbulence. They learn to work with measured data from the open field and perform own experiments with an active turbulence grid and a model of
a wind turbine in a turbulent wind tunnel. They learn to establish their own research questions and are encouraged to develop own methods. The seminar consists of three main phases with different
learning steps:
1st phase: Class-room seminar
- building up basic competences
- identification of the technical and/or scientific tasks
- introduction to current research
- introduction to the experiment related to the seminar
  • investigating standard situations and functional interaction by means of the experimental system
  • defining own research questions
  • defining an experimental strategy
  • planning the experiment

2nd phase: Laboratory work
  • set-up, execution, data acquisition and decommissioning of the experiment

3rd phase: Evaluation and documentation
  • evaluating the experiment
  • documentation with a short report (paper)
  • presentation
Reader's advisory
English Language: Robert Gasch, Wind Power Plants - Fundamentals, Design, Construction and Operation, 2nd Ed., 2012, Springer-Verlag; ISBN: 978-3-642-22937-4
German Language: Robert Gasch, Windkraftanlagen - Grundlagen und Entwurf, 9th Ed., 2016, Springer +
Vieweg; ISBN: 978-3-658-12360-4
German Language: CEwind eG / Alois Schaffarczyk, Einführung in die Windenergietechnik; 1st Ed. 2012, Carl Hanser Verlag, Munich
English Language: Erich Hau, Wind Turbines: Fundamentals, Technologies, Application, Economics, 3rd Ed., 2013, Springer-Verlag; ISBN 978-3-642-27151-9
German Language: Erich Hau, Windkraftanlagen. Grundlagen, Technik, Einsatz, Wirtschaftlichkeit. 5th Ed., 2014, Springer-Verlag; ISBN: 978-3-642-28877-7
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Language of instruction English
Duration (semesters) 1 Semester
Module frequency Sommer- und Wintersemester
Module capacity unlimited
Modullevel MM (Mastermodul / Master module)
Modulart Wahlpflicht / Elective
Lern-/Lehrform / Type of program Seminar with laboratory experiments for research oriented learning / Seminar mit Blockpraktikum zum forschungsbasierten Lernen: 4 hrs/week
Vorkenntnisse / Previous knowledge
Examination Time of examination Type of examination
Final exam of module
Portfolio
Course type Seminar
SWS 4.00
Frequency SuSe or WiSe
Workload attendance 56 h