Recommended prerequisites: Basic computer knowledge; mechanics; mathematical methods for physics and engineering; basic knowledge of wind energy utilization; previous knowledge of metrology, basic knowledge of aerodynamics; basics of stochastics.
The Seminar ‚Wind Physics Students` Laboratory - Wind Turbine Rotor in Turbulent Inflow‘ can not be offered as an online course since it depends on personal attendance in the lab. Until further notice, the seminar has to be postponed. Once the ordinary teaching on the campus has been started again we will investigate when and in which format the seminar can be offered.
Students can still sign-in on Stud.IP to indicate their interest in the seminar. We will notify these students once we know when the seminar can be offered again.
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 different versions. These versions represent the work of different research groups at ForWind -University Oldenburg. The seminars will be offered in subsequent semesters or in parallel. 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 to measure wind flows in high resolutions and how turbulence can be described, investigated and evaluated for different purposes. The students gain a deep understanding of the phenomenon of turbulence. They perform own experiments in a wind tunnel with an active turbulence grid. They learn to establish their own research questions and are encouraged to develop own methods. The seminar consists of three main phases: 1st phase: Preparational learning • building up basic competences • introduction to current research • practical measurements of flows with different sensors in the wind tunnel • evaluation methods of data of turbulent wind flows 2nd phase: Research-based learning • defining own research questions • defining an experimental strategy • planning the experiment • set-up, execution, data acquisition and decommissioning of experiments 3rd phase: Evaluation and documentation • evaluating the experiments • documentation with a short report (paper) • presentation.