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Courses - Fall 2024
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06/15/2024 at 08:30 AM
Wind Energy Engineering
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
An examination of four central topics in wind energy engineering: the nature of wind energy as a resource for generating electricity; the aerodynamics of wind turbines by which the wind energy is converted into mechanical energy; the mechanics and dynamics of the wind energy system (tower, rotor, hub, drive train, and generator); and the electrical aspects of wind turbines. Additional topics to be included in the course include:Wind turbine design; wind turbine control; wind turbine siting, system design, and integration; Wind energy system economics; and wind energy systems environmental impacts and aspects. The course is intended to pass along substantial subject matter knowledge and skills, it can only be treated as an introduction to this extensive, multidisciplinary topic. However, students are expected to emerge with a substantial knowledge of wind energy systems and the methods used to analyze such systems.