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Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2015-2016.
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. Senior Design version of MAE 4020. Senior Design report required.
When Offered Fall.
Permission Note Enrollment limited to: senior standing or permission of instructor.
Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: MAE 3230 (or equivalent) or MAE 3050, MAE 3250. Prerequisite or corequisite: MAE 4300.
Course Attribute (CU-SBY)
Satisfies Requirement Fulfills Senior Design requirement.
- Students will understand the need for carbon-free energy production and the functions of wind turbines.
- Be able to calculate mean wind fields.
- Analyze the aerodynamics of wind turbine blades.
- Predict efficiency of energy extraction.
- Understand the basics of electrical generators and mechanical to electrical energy conversion.
- Know how to choose sites for turbines and wind farms.
- Demonstrate the ability to design a wind power system or component.
Credits and Grading Basis
4 Credits Graded(Graded)
Class Number & Section Details
- TR Bard Hall 140
Fulfills MechE senior design requirement.
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