Denmark, Aarhus

Wind Turbine Technology

when 7 August 2011 - 19 August 2011
duration 2 weeks
credits 5 ECTS

The objective of the course is to give the students experience in applying the established engineering knowledge to specific wind turbine problems. In relation to this, the students will learn about analysing advantages, problems and principles in power obtained from wind energy. They will be able to understand the wind as an energy source and a dynamic load source for the wind turbine, understand how power and load is transferred through the construction, and understand how the individual components interacts.

The programme is carried out in close collaboration with the industrial partners. Theoretical lectures are given both by university staff members and by industry professionals. The case exercise is supported both by university staff and by industry professionals.

Course leader

Christina Munk and others

Target group

The Summer School welcomes you who:

• are studying to become an engineer - on bachelor or master level
• have a great interest in Wind Turbine Technology
• will finish your engineering education within the next year
• have educational competences within Machine Design or Power Engineering and Electronics.

Throughout the Summer School, you will be working creatively in teams across the different engineering disciplines in an international environment. The lessons will be conducted in English.

Course aim

The overall goal with this intensive programme is to give the students a substantial knowledge of wind turbine technology. Having completed the course with successful outcome, the student will be able to apply own engineering competencies to analyse the specific elements in wind turbine technology.
After having attended the course the student should be able to:
• Describe the functionality principle for a wind turbine.
• Describe the main components and analyse the interactions and load transfer between the single elements.
• Analyse design criteria for the different components due to extreme load, main load and fluctuating characteristics (if mechanical background).
• Analyse and describe principles for optimising the operation of the turbine and optimise the construction in relation to load reducing control (if control background).
• Gain experience from teamwork and case related problem solving.
• Gain experience in procedures for professional problem solving in an industrial environment.

Fee info

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