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Skills to be acquired in this module
Design of Wind Energy Systems: 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 specfic 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 turbine Aeroelastic Simulation of Wind turbines: student who has met the objectives of the course will be able to: understand the basic concept of an aero-servo-elastic computer code to determine the unsteady aerodynamic loads, derive and validate the required parameters to model the aero-hydro-elastic response of a wind turbine, identify and interpret the required empirical parameters to correct the blade element momentum (BEM) method with respect to dynamic in flow, unsteady airfoil aerodynamics (dynamic stall), yawed flow, dynamic wake modeling, explain the effects of the different models on the resulting time series and validate the code, interpret design standards for on- and offshore wind turbines, select the required load cases according to sitespecific environmental data, identify the dimensioning load cases and calculate design loads for different main components of a wind turbine.