MAE 4021

MAE 4021

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2020-2021. Courses of Study 2021-2022 is scheduled to publish by July 1.

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. Senior Design version of MAE 4020. Senior Design report required.

When Offered Fall.

Permission Note Enrollment limited to: seniors or permission of instructor.
Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: MAE 3230 (or equivalent) or MAE 3050, MAE 3270. 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.

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: MAE 4020MAE 5020

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 11117MAE 4021  LEC 001

    • TRTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Barthelmie, R

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person
    Fulfills M.E. senior design requirement.