The course is aimed at the students who want to apply their engineering education to the field of offshore wind technology. The course also prepares the students for work on their master thesis within related themes through assignments.
Course description for study year 2021-2022. Please note that changes may occur.
Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Mechanical and Structural Engineering and Materials Science
a general introduction to the field of offshore wind energy
an introduction to modelling of static and dynamic wind loads on various types of structures. In particular, wind forces on slender structures and the associated wind-structure interaction will be discussed.
knowledge of design characteristics, operational performance, and maintenance of wind turbines. Focus is put on big turbines with offshore potential.
Introduction to wind turbines Wind turbine fundamentals, Aerodynamics of Horizontal-axis Wind Turbines, Wind-turbine Performance, The Performance Curves, Estimation of Energy Capture, Wind Turbine Power Control, Turbine classification,
Technical solutions Tower, Foundations, Rotor, Blades, The nacelle, Drive train, Drive train configuration, The main drive train, Gearbox, Coupling, Mechanical brake, Control, control mechanisms, Generator, Transformers, Inspection and maintenance, Vibration challenges, resonance (Eigen frequencies),Repairs, material handling
Offshore wind farms Access, Design philosophy, Selection of wind turbine / Due diligence, Integration Farm management and Grid Codes, Beatrice
Combination of lectures, group work and self study. MATLAB is used and an introduction to MATLAB will be given.
All information about the course (including information about time for lectures) will be posted on CANVAS at the beginning of the semester. The course is given in English. Guest lecturers from industry might be invited on wave statistics and on risk in marine operations.
Master level on at the Faculty of Science and Technology for qualified students
PhD level at the Faculty of Science and Technology according to agreement with lecturer
By form and/or by discussions in class in accordance with university regulations.