MAE 4020

MAE 4020

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2020-2021.

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.

When Offered Fall.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: MAE 3230 (or equivalent) or MAE 3050, MAE 3270.

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.

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: MAE 4021MAE 5020

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 11359 MAE 4020   LEC 001

    • MW Online Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Barthelmie, R

  • Instruction Mode: Online