MAE 4020

MAE 4020

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2022-2023.

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 be able to understand the need for carbon-free energy production and the functions of wind turbines.
  • Students will be able to calculate mean wind fields.
  • Students will be able to analyze the aerodynamics of wind turbine blades.
  • Students will be able to predict efficiency of energy extraction
  • Students will be able to understand the basics of electrical generators and mechanical to electrical energy conversion
  • Students will be able to know how to choose sites for turbines and wind farms

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

  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  9767 MAE 4020   LEC 001

    • TR Thurston Hall 205
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Barthelmie, R

  • Instruction Mode: In Person