MAE 5020

MAE 5020

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.

When Offered Fall.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: MAE 3230 (or equivalent) or MAE 3050, MAE 3250.

Course Attribute (CU-SBY)

  • Students will understand the need for carbon-free energy production and the functions of wind turbines.
  • Analyze the aerodynamics of wind turbine blades.
  • Predict efficiency of energy extraction.
  • Understand how wind fields are characterized.
  • Be able to estimate blade loading and mechanical response.
  • Understand the basics of electrical generators and mechanical to electrical energy conversion.
  • Understand the factors in choice of sites for turbines and wind farms.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: MAE 4020MAE 4021

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 12566 MAE 5020   LEC 001

    • TR Bard Hall 140
    • Barthelmie, R

      Warhaft, Z

  • Graduate standing or permission of instructor.