Master’s studies

Syllabus for Wind Resource Assessment and Energy Estimation

Vindresursbestämning och energiberäkning

Syllabus

  • 10 credits
  • Course code: 1GV138
  • Education cycle: Second cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Wind Power Project Management A1F, Physics A1F
  • Grading system: Fail (U), 3, 4, 5.
  • Established: 2016-03-10
  • Established by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Revised: 2017-02-20
  • Revised by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Applies from: week 31, 2017
  • Entry requirements: A Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, from an internationally recognised university. The main field of study must be within engineering, science or social science. Also required is Wind Power Project Development and Management, 15 credits.
  • Responsible department: Department of Earth Sciences

Learning outcomes

After approved course the student should be able to:

  • account for how wind turbines work aerodynamically
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  • Apply meteorological theory and calculation methods to estimate wind resources
  • Apply aerodynamic theory to estimate the effects of wake interactions between wind turbines
  • Evaluate critically different measurement methods and data
  • Evaluate critically different calculation methods and their results
  • Optimize a wind power project using its wind resources and economics
  • Plan for and efficiently perform, using the established guidelines, a group project assignment in which the different parts of the course are integrated

Content


The course gives an overview of wind resource estimation. Meteorological and aerodynamic theories combined with some economic optimization are essential parts of the course content. Different calculation and measurement methods will be addressed and critically evaluated to give the student the knowledge and the tools to choose methods according to the requirements of a specific situation. The course also includes a group project assignment. In this project the student will initially estimate the wind resource at a given site by making critical choices regarding both measurement and calculation methods. The results of these choices will, in combination with financial data, be then used to propose an optimized layout for a wind farm at the site. The course will provide experience in wind energy calculation software like WindPRO and WindSim as well as training in group dynamics and effective project leadership.

Instruction

Lectures, seminars, laboratory classes and group work.

Assessment

Written hand-in assignments, project assignments and laboratory reports as well as oral presentations 2 credits.
Written exam 3 credits
Project work and oral exam 5 credits

Reading list

Applies from: week 31, 2017

  • Ackerman, Steven A; Knox, John Meteorology : understanding the atmosphere

    Pacific Grove, CA: Brooks/Cole Pub. Co, Grove, CA : b Brooks/Col

    Chapter 1-5 Introduction Chapter 6-7 Mandatory Chapter 8 Further reading Provided at course start

    Find in the library

    Mandatory

  • Stull, Roland B. An introduction to boundary layer meteorology

    Kluwer Academic Publischer, 1988

    Find in the library

    Mandatory

  • Nilsson, Karl; Ivanell, Stefan Wind Energy

    Institutionen för geovetenskaper, 2010

    Compendium will be available at course start. 42 pages.

    Mandatory

  • Kompletterande material

    Institutionen för geovetenskaper,

    Available at course start 75 pages

    Mandatory

  • Brower, Michael Wind resource assessment : a practical guide to developing a wind project

    Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley, c2012

    Find in the library

    Mandatory

  • Wind resource assessment : a practical guide to developing a wind project Brower, Michael.; Bailey, Bruce H.; Bernadett, Daniel W.; Elsholz, Kurt V.; Filippelli, Matthew V.; Markus, Michael J.; Taylor, Mark A.; Tensen, Jeremy.

    Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons, 2012

    Find in the library

  • Ivanell, Stefan Numerical Computations of Wind Turbine Wakes, Doctorial Thesis

    Institutionen för geovetenskaper, 2009

    https://www.diva-portal.org/smash/get/diva2:583107/FULLTEXT01.pdf

    Pages 18-26 and appendix A-D

    Mandatory

  • Sörensen, Jens Nörker Aerodynamic Analysis of Wind Turbines

    Institutionen för geovetenskaper,

    Provided at course start

    Mandatory

  • Sörensen, Jens Nörker Wind Turbine and Wind Farm Aerodynamics

    Institutionen för geovetenskaper,

    Provided at course start

    Mandatory

  • Bergström, Hans Wind resource mapping of Sweden using the MIUU-model

    Institutionen för geovetenskaper, 2008

    Provided at course start

    Mandatory

  • Bergström, Hans Prognostic models

    Institutionen för geovetenskaper,

    Provided at course start

    Mandatory