MECH 547

Wind Power Systems

Units: 1.5

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.


  • Credit will be granted for only one of MECH 547, MECH 580 (if taken in the same topic).

Graduate course in the Mechanical Engineering program offered by the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Summer 2019 Fall 2019 Spring 2020

Summer timetable available: February 15. Fall and Spring timetables available: May 15.

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