Wind Power Systems
History of wind power. Wind resource characteristics. Aerodynamic analysis: steady and unsteady rotor flow models, sectional aerodynamics. Aero-elastic response: structural models, degree of freedom reduction, time-domain simulation. Control: objectives, hierarchy, methods, classical and modern approaches. Component design and structural analysis. Electrical aspects: generator concepts and control, grid integration. Wind farms. Cost and value of wind energy.
Graduate course in the Mechanical Engineering program offered by the Faculty of Graduate Studies.