MAE 5020

MAE 5020

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.

When Offered Fall.

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

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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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: MAE 4020MAE 4021

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 11121MAE 5020  LEC 001

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

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person
    Graduate-level version of MAE 4020.