Courses of Study 2019-2020 
    Jan 24, 2021  
Courses of Study 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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MAE 5020 - Wind Power

Fall. 3 credits. Letter grades only.

Prerequisite: MAE 3230  (or equivalent) or MAE 3050 , MAE 3270 . Co-meets with MAE 4020 /MAE 4021 . Graduate version of MAE 4020 .

R. Barthelmie.

Main features of energy conversion by wind turbines.  Emphasis on characterization of the atmospheric boundary layer, aerodynamics of horizontal axis wind turbines, and performance prediction.  Structural effects, power train considerations, siting and wind farm planning, offshore.

Outcome 1: Students will understand the need for carbon-free energy production and the functions of wind turbines.

Outcome 2: Analyze the aerodynamics of wind turbine blades.

Outcome 3: Predict efficiency of energy extraction.

Outcome 4: Understand how wind fields are characterized.

Outcome 5: Be able to estimate blade loading and mechanical response.

Outcome 6: Understand the basics of electrical generators and mechanical to electrical energy conversion.

Outcome 7: Understand the factors in choice of sites for turbines and wind farms.

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