Syllabus for Wind Turbine Technology

Vindkraftteknik

Syllabus

  • 5 credits
  • Course code: 1TG401
  • Education cycle: Second cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Wind Power Project Management A1F
  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
  • Established: 2016-03-10
  • 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. 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 Electrical Engineering

Learning outcomes

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

  • describe the most common aerodynamic, mechanical and electrical concepts for wind turbines and analyse their advantages and disadvantages for a given situation,
  • analyse the mechanical loads of a wind turbine,
  • make a conceptual plan for the operation and maintenance of a wind turbine,
  • describe and evaluate foundation, tower and turbine types with respect to terrain and wind climate,
  • write a report according to scientific standards.

Content

Functional concepts of turbine technical systems. Aerodynamics, mechanics, electromagnetism, power and control systems. Choice of wind turbine, its configuration and placement with respect to site conditions. Wear, operations and maintenance. Sound emissions from wind turbines. Scientific writing.

Instruction

Lectures and seminars.

Assessment

Written hand-in assignments (3 credits)and a written project report with oral presentations (2 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 can not be included in the same degree as 1TE729, Wind Turbine Concepts and Application.

Reading list

Reading list

Applies from: Autumn 2022

Some titles may be available electronically through the University library.

  • Hau, Erich. Wind Turbines : Fundamentals, Technologies, Application, Economics

    3rd ed. 2013.: Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2013.

    Find in the library

Last modified: 2022-04-26