Module Wind Energy Laboratory
The module „Wind Energy Laboratory“ is a newly developed course with the intention of giving students with academic experience in wind energy the chance to deepen their existing knowledge. The development of the course is funded by the program “Studien-Reform-Project” and has been undertaken as a co-work of the “FG Experimentelle Strömungsmechanik” and “FG Fluidsystemdynamik”.
In winter semester, the course “Aeroelastic Simulation of Wind Turbines” gives insight to wind turbine simulation software, modeling and evaluating forces & loads for various HAWT types.
The course "Wind Turbine Measurement Techniques" is an interactive laboratory course and takes place in summer semester. During the semester the students develop a measurement campaign and consequently perform measurements concerning e.g. the power curve on a micro wind turbine. Application-related aerodynamic and electro-technical interrelations are mediated and the use of measurement technology as well as the evaluation and data analysis are applied. In order to prepare the students for their master thesis and other scientific assignments, small research tasks are carried out and a scientific paper is authored.
The course “Construction of a small Wind Turbine” focusses on the connections and interactions of blades, generator & charging electronics of a 400 W small wind turbine by manufacturing these relevant parts by themselves. The attendance of “Construction of a small Wind Turbine” is mandatory to complete the module “Wind Energy Laboratory”.