Renewable Energy Structures: Wind Turbines and Wave Energy Devices

2018/2019

Prerequisite/Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The module builds on knowledge gained in the course modules: Structural Mechanics and Dynamics, Risk and Reliability in Engineering, Fluid and Water Wave Dynamics, Coastal, Offshore and Port Engineering

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Objective:    

Students who complete the module:

Learning objectives

Knowledge

  • Understand basic functioning of wind turbines and wave energy devices.
  • Know methods for design of main structural components for wind turbines and wave energy devices.

Skills

  • Be able to assess wave energy resources and wave loads on wave energy devices.
  • Be able to assess load effects in structural elements in wave energy devices, and verification for ULS and fatigue limit states.
  • Be able to assess correlation between wind wave and current, incl. weather windows.
  • Be able to apply methods for verification of sufficient reliability of wind turbines.
  • Be able to apply basic aerodynamics, aeroelasticity and rotordynamics for wind turbines.
  • Be able to assess wind energy resources.
  • Be able to assess load effects in structural elements in wind turbines, and verification for ULS and fatigue during operation and stand-still.
  • Use correct professional terminology.

Competences

  • Be able to understand and communicate basic design problems for wind turbines and wave energy devices.

Type of instruction

Lectures, etc. supplemented with project work, workshops, presentation seminars, lab tests.

Extent and expected workload

Since it is a 5 ECTS project module, the workload is expected to be 150 hours for the student.

Exam

Exams

Name of examRenewable Energy Structures: Wind Turbines and Wave Energy Devices
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
Individual oral or written exam
ECTS5
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentAs stated in the Joint Programme Regulations.
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Facts about the module

Danish titleKonstruktioner til vedvarende energi: vindmøller og bølgeenergianlæg
Module codeB-BK-K3A-12
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
SemesterAutumn
ECTS5
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module

Organisation

Study BoardStudy Board of Civil Engineering
FacultyFaculty of Engineering and Science