Denmark, Kgs. Lyngby

PhD Summer School: Wind turbines, Wind Farms and Wakes

when 25 June 2018 - 6 July 2018
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 2.5 ECTS
fee EUR 250

The summer school will include lecturers and exercises in design, optimization and analyses of wind farms located both offshore and onshore with focus on complex terrain. The first week will focus on wind farm design, numerical and experimental analysis of small and large-scale wind turbines. These lectures will be given by Professor Francesco Castellani, Univ. of Perugia. The lectures in the second week will be given by visiting Professor Rebecca J. Barthelmie, Cornell Univ. and staff members from Department of Wind Energy, DTU. The topics will cover wind farm optimization, SCADA data, wake measurements and tools for modelling wakes. In addition to traditional lectures, there will be student exercises based on real wind farm data and finally the course includes a wind farm visit.

Course leader

Kurt S Hansen, Senior Scientist

Target group

PhD Students in Wind engineering

Course aim

Learning objectives The student who has met the objectives of the coursde will be able to:
Determine the wind turbine power performance from wind tunnel tests;
Understand the dynamics of wind turbines operation in complex terrain;
Understand impacts on power production from non-uniform flow;
Design and optimize a wind farm layout;
Qualify SCADA data for power and fault diagnosis;
Perform wind farm performance analysis;
Identify the wake characteristics from sodar, lidar or mast measurements;
Explain how to perform wake modeling with engineering and CFD tools;

Credits info

2.5 ECTS
Credits for the course are 2.5 ECTS

Fee info

EUR 250: The registration fee covers participation in the summer school, course material and listing of recommended reading, lunches and coffee breaks during the lecture hours and is for PhD students

The registration fee DOES NOT cover hotel booking or accommodation costs.