Wind Power Technology

After the course the student should be able to discuss several topics related to wind power technology. 

  • Different type of wind turbines (drag and lift) and limitations design a wind turbine rotor
  • Potential, opportunity, consequences, history of wind energy
  • Different wind turbine concepts
  • Wind characteristics and resources (origin, characterisation, potential), atmospheric boundary layer, turbulence, terrain effects
  • Wind measurements, instrumentation and analysis
  • Aerodynamics of wind turbines (Betz limit,blade design, blade element theory, wake rotation, tip loss)
  • Aerofoil and blade theory
  • Wind turbines dynamic
  • Wind turbine design and testing
  • Project: wind turbine design
  • Laboratory experiment: measurement on a wing (pressure distribution, force)

Course details

Academic level(s)Master
Language of instruction
InstitutionLuleå University of Technology
Begin date-
End date-
Registration deadline-
ECTS credits7.5
Field schoolNo
Fields of studyElectricity and energy
Teaching placeLuleå
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