CWD
  • Conference for Wind Power Drives 2017
    Conference for Wind Power Drives 2017
  • Aufbau FVA-Gondel
    Aufbau FVA-Gondel
  • Conference for Wind Power Drives 2017
    Conference for Wind Power Drives 2017
  • Center for Wind power drives
    Center for Wind power drives
  • Conference for Wind Power Drives 2017
    Conference for Wind Power Drives 2017
  • Aufbau FVA-Gondel
    Aufbau FVA-Gondel
  • Vorstellung des 4MW Prüfstandes
    Vorstellung des 4MW Prüfstandes
  • 4MW-Prüfstand mit HybridDrive
    4MW-Prüfstand mit HybridDrive
  • 1MW-Prüfstand
    1MW-Prüfstand
  • Campus Melaten
    Campus Melaten

Wind Energy

The lecture series “Wind Energy“ covers the essentials in aerodynamics, drivetrain technology and energy economics relevant in wind energy. The most important models and technologies as well as challenges in the development and efficient operation of wind power plants are presented.

The course is divided in two parts:

The first part gives an overview over historic and recent rotor concepts. The aerodynamic models for analyzing the flow around the rotor are explained and applied. Additionally the physic of the energy medium wind will be thaught. This part of the lecture is held by the Institute of Aerodynamics (AIA).

The second part of the lecture is delivered by the Chair for Wind Power Drives (CWD) and includes the analysis of the drivetrain and the complete technical system. Besides the presentation of guidelines and recommendations for key component design, also the system simulation in different operation modes is part of this lecture. To sum up the lecture series methods for the evaluation of energy delivery and profitability are discussed.

After attending this course, students have a fundamental understanding of the components as well as the whole system “Wind power plant”. They are capable of analyzing and evaluating different concepts as well as placing contemporary research into context.

Organisation

Schedule:

Every winter term V2,Ü1 (SWS 3/ECTS 5)

Registration:

Campus-System

Examination

More information about the examination can be found at the Campus-System.

Contact:

Organisation Wind Energy

Björn Roscher, M.Sc.

E-Mail: bjoern.roscher@cwd.rwth-aachen.de

Lecture part: CWD (lecture and exercise 1,7-15)

Björn Roscher, M.Sc.

E-Mail: bjoern.roscher@cwd.rwth-aachen.de

Freia Harzendorf, M.Sc.

E-Mail: freia.harzendorf@cwd.rwth-aachen.de

Lecture part: AIA (lecture and exercise 2-6)

Dr.-Ing. Andreas Henze

E-Mail: a.henze@aia.rwth-aachen.de