Course syllabus

Vindkraftsteknik
Wind Power Technology

MVKP15, 7,5 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2020/21
Decided by: PLED M
Date of Decision: 2020-06-17

General Information

Elective for: E4-em, F4, F4-es, M4-en, W5-es
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English

Aim

Electricity consumption in the world is increasing, both in terms of quantity and as a proportion of total energy consumption. Wind power has the potential to make a major contribution to the electricity generation and this with very low CO2 emissions.
The course aims at providing insight in wind turbine design and operation as well as of atmospheric flows and the wind’s interaction with the turbines and their surroundings.
The course describes the operation of the wind power plants, aero- and structural dynamics and control. Furthermore, wind and wind measurements and, more comprehensively, electrical, political, economic and environmental aspects are dealt with.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

Contents

Introduction and fundamental aerodynamics

Function and design of wind turbines:
Aeromechanics
Control
Structural mechanics


Wind, wind measurements and wind turbine parks
Electrical aspects
Economy, environment and politics
Compulsory assignments, Study visit

Examination details

Grading scale: TH - (U,3,4,5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)
Assessment: To pass the course, completion of the compulsory assignments and a written exam is required. The written exam contains both computations and theory.

The examiner, in consultation with Disability Support Services, may deviate from the regular form of examination in order to provide a permanently disabled student with a form of examination equivalent to that of a student without a disability.

Parts
Code: 0120. Name: Wind Power Technology, Written Examination.
Credits: 6. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: To pass the course, completion of the compulsory assignments and a written exam is required. The written exam contains both computations and theory.
Code: 0220. Name: Wind Power Technology, Compulsory Course Items.
Credits: 1,5. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: To pass the course, completion of the compulsory assignments and a written exam is required. The written exam contains both computations and theory. Contents: Compulsory assignments.

Admission

Assumed prior knowledge: Fundamental knowledge of classical mechanics
The number of participants is limited to: No
The course might be cancelled: If the number of applicants is less than 12.

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Johan Revstedt, johan.revstedt@energy.lth.se
Course administrator: Isabelle Frej, isabelle.frej@energy.lth.se
Examinator: Jens Klingmann, jens.klingmann@energy.lth.se
Course coordinator: Jens Klingmann, jens.klingmann@energy.lth.se