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Aerodynamics and Aeroelastics of Wind Turbines

Aerodynamics and Aeroelastics of Wind Turbines

The students learn to combine the small-scale effects of rotor aerodynamics with the large-scale interactions of the complex aeroelastic system and to understand both system-specific and component-specific effects. They learn the fundamentals of rotor aerodynamics and are able to perform a simple analysis or design of a rotor. The methods learned are extended for aeroelastic calculations of modern multi-megawatt class systems. The goal is a deep understanding of the complex, three-dimensional and transient flow processes on the rotor and the fluid-structure interactions in modern wind turbines.

Reccomended for 5th semester

CONTENT

  • Introduction to the topics: Structure of wind turbines, locations, wind conditions and wind fields 
  • Profile aerodynamics
  • Stationary and transient rotor aerodynamics
  • Structural analysis
  • Aeroelastic modeling in frequency and time domain
  • Load simulation and certification
  • Rotor blade design

RECOMMENDED PREVIOUS KNOWLEDGE

  • Fluid Mechanics I and II
  • Engineering Mechanics IV
  • Engineering Dynamics

RECOMMENDED LITERATURE

  • Lecture script
  • Hansen, M.O.L., „Aerodynamics of Wind Turbines“, Earthscan, 2008

TYPE OF EXAMINATION

written/oral

COURSE ENROLLMENT AND MATERIALS

Further information about this module can be found via the Online Course Catalogue and Stud.IP. In addition, you must also register your attendance at this course via Stud.IP.


LECTURER

Dr.-Ing. Alejandro Gomez Gonzales
Assistant Lecturers

TUTOR

Philipp Wölk, M.Sc.
Research Staff
Address
An der Universität 1
30823 Garbsen
Building
Room
217
Philipp Wölk, M.Sc.
Research Staff
Address
An der Universität 1
30823 Garbsen
Building
Room
217