Wind Energy

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Wind Energy

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About this course: How tall is a modern wind turbine and how can it possibly generate power from the wind? This course gives an overview of key aspects in wind energy engineering. Whether you are looking for general insight in this green technology or your ambition is to pursue a career in wind energy engineering, 'Wind Energy' is an excellent starting point. Experts located in the wind pioneering country of Denmark will take you on a tour through the most fundamental disciplines of wind energy research such as wind measurements and resource assessment, aerodynamics, wind turbine technology, structural mechanics, materials, financial and electrical systems. You will gain a rational unde…

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When you enroll for courses through Coursera you get to choose for a paid plan or for a free plan

  • Free plan: No certicification and/or audit only. You will have access to all course materials except graded items.
  • Paid plan: Commit to earning a Certificate—it's a trusted, shareable way to showcase your new skills.

About this course: How tall is a modern wind turbine and how can it possibly generate power from the wind? This course gives an overview of key aspects in wind energy engineering. Whether you are looking for general insight in this green technology or your ambition is to pursue a career in wind energy engineering, 'Wind Energy' is an excellent starting point. Experts located in the wind pioneering country of Denmark will take you on a tour through the most fundamental disciplines of wind energy research such as wind measurements and resource assessment, aerodynamics, wind turbine technology, structural mechanics, materials, financial and electrical systems. You will gain a rational understanding of wind energy engineering and, through hands-on exercises, you will learn to perform wind energy calculations based on simple models. Working with the different course disciplines will give you a taste of what wind energy engineering is all about. This allows you to identify the most interesting or relevant aspects of wind energy engineering to be pursued in your future studies or in your professional career. View our video: https://youtu.be/he4UWTGHxrY

Created by:  Technical University of Denmark (DTU)
  • Taught by:  Merete Badger, Senior Scientist

    Department of Wind Energy
  • Taught by:  Alma Salnaja, Student helper

    Department of Wind Energy
  • Taught by:  Lars Pilgaard Mikkelsen, Associate Professor

    Department of Wind Energy
  • Taught by:  Ameya Sathe, Postdoc

    Department of Wind Energy
  • Taught by:  Vladimir Fedorov, Researcher

    Department of Wind Energy
  • Taught by:  Tom Cronin, Special advisor

    Department of Wind Energy
  • Taught by:  Torben Krogh Mikkelsen, Professor of Remote Sensing for Wind Energy

    Department of Wind Energy
  • Taught by:  Morten Hartvig Hansen, Professor

    Department of Wind Energy
  • Taught by:  Niels-Erik Clausen, Associate professor

    Department of Wind Energy
  • Taught by:  Bonnie Ram, Guest Senior Researcher

    Department of Wind Energy
  • Taught by:  Sven-Erik Gryning, Dr. Scient. and PhD

    Department of Wind Energy
  • Taught by:  Kim Branner, Senior Research Scientist

    Department of Wind Energy
  • Taught by:  Poul Ejnar Sørensen, Professor

    Department of Wind Energy
  • Taught by:  Hilmar Kjartansson Danielsen, Senior Researcher

    Department of Wind Energy
  • Taught by:  Henrik Bredmose, Associate professor

    Department of Wind Energy
Commitment 5 weeks of study, 7-8 hours/week Language English How To Pass Pass all graded assignments to complete the course. User Ratings 4.6 stars Average User Rating 4.6See what learners said Coursework

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Syllabus


WEEK 1


About this course
This module gives you an overview of the course content and learning objectives. You will see the recommended prerequisites for following the course and find out how to earn points towards your course certificate.


1 video, 7 readings, 1 practice quiz expand


  1. Reading: Course video
  2. Video: Course overview
  3. Reading: Learning objectives
  4. Reading: Course elements
  5. Reading: Pre-requisites
  6. Practice Quiz: Math pre-requisites
  7. Reading: Grading policy
  8. Reading: Code of Conduct
  9. Discussion Prompt: Discuss this module
  10. Reading: Provide your feedback


Introduction to wind energy



In this module, you will learn why there is a need for wind energy and how wind energy projects are planned. When you have completed the module, you will be able to explain why there is a need for wind energy and what an EIA is. You will also know how to get the most out of the course through interaction with other course participants.


2 videos, 3 readings expand


  1. Video: The need for wind energy
  2. Video: Siting challenges and stakeholder involvement
  3. Reading: Activity: Get to know your peers
  4. Discussion Prompt: Meet and Greet
  5. Discussion Prompt: Discuss this module
  6. Reading: Supporting literature
  7. Reading: Provide your feedback


WEEK 2


Wind resources



It is all about the wind! In this module you will learn how the wind varies with height and during the day and night. You will find out how the wind power density and the power production can be modeled for an area based on different terrain properties. When you have completed the module, you will be able to apply basic engineering models for wind speed and determine the annual energy production for a wind turbine.


2 videos, 3 readings expand


  1. Video: Wind profiles
  2. Video: Wind resource assessment
  3. Reading: Introduction to quiz: Wind profiles and wind resources
  4. Discussion Prompt: Discuss this module
  5. Reading: Supporting literature
  6. Reading: Provide your feedback

Graded: Wind profiles and wind resources

Test and measurements
‘Test and measurements’ is about different ways to measure the wind and how to to interpret wind observations. When you have completed this module, you will be able to analyse measured wind data and determine the mean wind speed and turbulence.


3 videos, 3 readings expand


  1. Video: Brief introduction with focus on wind energy
  2. Video: Important concepts used in wind energy
  3. Video: Wind Scanner - remote sensing of wind
  4. Reading: Introduction to quiz: Wind data analysis
  5. Discussion Prompt: Discuss this module
  6. Reading: Supporting literature
  7. Reading: Provide your feedback

Graded: Wind data analysis

WEEK 3


Economy



In this module you will learn about financial aspects during the entire lifetime of a wind turbine. When you have completed the module, you will be able to perform simple calculations for assessing wind farm projects and for calculating the cost of energy from wind.


3 videos, 3 readings expand


  1. Video: The cost of wind farms
  2. Video: Energy production and revenue
  3. Video: Tools for wind energy economics
  4. Reading: Introduction to quiz: Economics of wind energy
  5. Discussion Prompt: Discuss this module
  6. Reading: Supporting literature
  7. Reading: Provide your feedback

Graded: Economics of wind energy - Net Present Value (NPV)
Graded: Economics of wind energy - Levellised Cost of Energy (LCoE)

Wind turbine technology



It is now time to focus on the wind turbine itself. In this module you will learn about different wind turbine designs including the modern three-bladed turbine. When you have completed the module, you will be able to account for the configuration and energy production of different wind turbine designs.


2 videos, 3 readings expand


  1. Video: Wind energy technology concepts
  2. Video: Wind turbine terminology and components
  3. Reading: Introduction to quiz: Wind energy technology concepts
  4. Discussion Prompt: Discuss this module
  5. Reading: Supporting literature
  6. Reading: Provide your feedback

Graded: Wind Energy Technology Concepts

WEEK 4


Aerodynamics
This module on ‘Aerodynamics’ will outline the fundamental principle of a wind turbine and you will learn what makes it turn. When you have completed the module, you will be able to carry out calculations of thrust and power for a wind turbine.


2 videos, 3 readings expand


  1. Video: Power, thrust and optimum rotors
  2. Video: Flow and forces around the wind turbine blade
  3. Reading: Introduction to Quiz: Aerodynamics
  4. Discussion Prompt: Discuss this module
  5. Reading: Supporting literature
  6. Reading: Provide your feedback

Graded: Aerodynamics - 1D Momentum theory
Graded: Aerodynamics - Rotational theory and velocity triangle at r = 40m

Materials



Wind turbines are composed of a variety of materials. In order to create stronger and lighter wind turbine components, especially the blades, new types of materials are being invented. When you have completed this module, you will be able to calculate the mass of a turbine blade based on different material’s properties.


3 videos, 3 readings, 1 practice quiz expand


  1. Video: Fatigue and mechanical properties of metals
  2. Video: Material requirements for wind turbine blades
  3. Video: Composite materials for wind turbine blades
  4. Reading: Introduction to quiz: Wind turbine blade
  5. Practice Quiz: Stresses in the blade cross section
  6. Discussion Prompt: Discuss this module
  7. Reading: Supporting literature
  8. Reading: Provide your feedback

Graded: The weight of a wind turbine blade

WEEK 5


Structural mechanics



In this module you will discover which forces act on a wind turbine blade. A blade can be considered as a beam and therefore beam theory is applied. When you have completed the module, you will be able to define boundary conditions and loads on beams and calculate reactions and internal forces.


2 videos, 3 readings expand


  1. Video: Structural Design of Wind Turbine Blades
  2. Video: Beam Theory
  3. Reading: Introduction to quiz: Beam theory
  4. Discussion Prompt: Discuss this module
  5. Reading: Supporting literature
  6. Reading: Provide your feedback

Graded: Beam Theory

Electrical systems



One of the biggest challenges in wind energy engineering is to integrate the very variable power production from wind turbines into the electrical system. In this module, you will learn to account for the role of wind energy in the energy supply. When you have completed the module, you will be able to apply a strategy for controlling the rotor speed of a variable speed wind turbine.


3 videos, 3 readings expand


  1. Video: Grid connection of wind power
  2. Video: Control of wind turbines and wind power plants
  3. Video: Integration of variable wind power generation
  4. Reading: Introduction to Quiz: Wind turbine rotor speed control strategy
  5. Discussion Prompt: Discuss this module
  6. Reading: Supporting literature
  7. Reading: Provide your feedback

Graded: Wind turbine rotor speed control strategy

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