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Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2016-2017.
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 Prerequisites: MAE 3230 or equivalent or MAE 3050, MAE 3250.
Course Attribute (CU-SBY)
Satisfies Requirement Satisfies Senior Design requirement if enrolled in MAE 4021.
- 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.
Credits and Grading Basis
3 Credits Graded(Letter grades only)
Class Number & Section Details
- TRThurston Hall 203
To fulfill MechE senior design requirement, enroll in MAE 4021.
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