Modeling, Control and Design of Wind Energy Systems
This module handbook serves to describe contents, learning outcome, methods and examination type as well as linking to current dates for courses and module examination in the respective sections.
Module version of WS 2013/4 (current)
There are historic module descriptions of this module. A module description is valid until replaced by a newer one.
Whether the module’s courses are offered during a specific semester is listed in the section Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature below.
|available module versions|
|WS 2013/4||SS 2013|
MW2152 is a semester module in English language at Master’s level which is offered in winter semester.
This Module is included in the following catalogues within the study programs in physics.
- Catalogue of non-physics elective courses
|Total workload||Contact hours||Credits (ECTS)|
|150 h||45 h||5 CP|
Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions
" Introduction: introduction to wind energy, and overview of wind energy systems and wind turbines; the wind resource and its characteristics; anatomy of a modern wind turbine; wind turbine components; electrical aspects.
" Wind turbine aerodynamics: overview of rotor aerodynamics; one-dimensional momentum theory and Betz limit; wake swirl; airfoils; blade element momentum theory, dynamic inflow; unsteady corrections, blade tip and hub losses, dynamic stall, stall delay and three-dimensional effects; deterministic and stochastic wind models.
" Dynamics and aeroservoelasticity: rigid and elastic flapping and lagging blade; the rotor as a filter, aerodynamic damping, flutter, limit cycle oscillations; loads; stability analysis; aeroservoelastic models of wind turbines; aeroservohydroelastic models for off-shore applications.
" Wind turbine control: overview and architecture of wind turbine control systems; on-board sensors; supervisory control; regulation strategies; trimmers, load-reducing control, dampers; load and wind observers.
" Wind turbine design: overview of design criteria and certification guidelines; aerodynamic design; structural design; design and choice of sub-systems and components.
Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature
Courses and Schedule
|VO||2||Modeling, Control and Design of Wind Energy Systems||
|UE||1||Modeling, Control and Design of Wind Energy Systems|
Learning and Teaching Methods
The course also includes exercise sessions, whose role is to consolidate and deepen the understanding of topics presented in the teaching lectures. Exercise sessions are typically initiated with a short review (given by the teacher with the help of dedicated slides) of the theory or methods explained in the lecture sessions. After the review, exercise sessions are continued with student-centered work, where students solve practical problems (for example dealing with the formulation of regulation strategies, the assessment of the vibratory behavior of a rotor, or the analysis of its performance) using computer programs. Students are encouraged to use their own individual learning methods, and to take advantage of the exercise sessions to reinforce and ease the understanding of the course main topics.
All course content is described and explained in self-contained lecture notes and support material, which are made available to the students at the beginning of the course. The course material covers also the exercise sessions, and it is complemented by computer programs and all necessary data.
- Class room lectures
- Lecture notes (handouts)
- Exercises with solutions as download
Additional recommended literature:
" T. Burton, N. Jenkins, D. Sharpe, E. Bossanyi, Wind Energy Handbook, Wiley, 2011.
" J. F. Manwell, J.G. McGowan, A.L. Rogers, Wind Energy Explained, Theory, Design and Application, Wiley, 2012.
Description of exams and course work
No aids are allowed during the exam, i.e no notes nor calculators, PCs, smartphones, etc.
There is a possibility to take the exam in the following semester.