Syllabus for Wind Resource Assessment

Vindresursbedömning

Syllabus

  • 5 credits
  • Course code: 1GV186
  • Education cycle: Second cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Wind Power Project Management A1F, Physics A1F

    Explanation of codes

    The code indicates the education cycle and in-depth level of the course in relation to other courses within the same main field of study according to the requirements for general degrees:

    First cycle

    • G1N: has only upper-secondary level entry requirements
    • G1F: has less than 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    • G1E: contains specially designed degree project for Higher Education Diploma
    • G2F: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    • G2E: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements, contains degree project for Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science
    • GXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified

    Second cycle

    • A1N: has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    • A1F: has second-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    • A1E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (60 credits)
    • A2E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (120 credits)
    • AXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified

  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
  • Established: 2019-03-07
  • Established by:
  • Revised: 2021-10-12
  • Revised by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Applies from: Autumn 2022
  • Entry requirements: A Bachelor's degree in engineering, science or social science. Also required is participation in Wind Power Development and Management, 15 credits. Proficiency in English equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary course English 6.
  • Responsible department: Department of Earth Sciences

Learning outcomes

On completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • describe how wind turbines work using aerodynamic theory
  • evaluate wind resources using meteorological theory
  • assess the effects of wake interaction between wind turbines depending on distance and background conditions
  • evaluate different calculation methods used for wind resource assessment
  • describe different measurement methods used for wind resource assessment as well as evaluate their benefits and drawbacks

Content

The course gives an overview of wind resource estimation. Meteorological and aerodynamic theories 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. A part of the course is training in wind energy calculation software like WindPRO, where theoretical knowledge is put in practical use.

Instruction

Lectures, seminars, laboratory classes, field and group work.

Assessment

Written assignments, active participation at seminars as well as oral presentations (2 credits). Written exam (3 credits).

If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the disability coordinator of the university.

Other directives

The course cannot be included in the same degree as 1GV138 and 1GV151.

Reading list

Reading list

Applies from: Autumn 2022

Some titles may be available electronically through the University library.

  • 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

    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