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CSMM405 - Advanced Wind Turbine Design (2011)

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MODULE TITLEAdvanced Wind Turbine Design CREDIT VALUE15
MODULE CODECSMM405 MODULE CONVENERMr. Martyn Haywood (Coordinator), Dr Abdessalem Bouferrouk, Dr David Parish
DURATION: TERM 1 2 3
DURATION: WEEKS
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DESCRIPTION - summary of the module content
AIMS - intentions of the module
In CSM2360, Wind Power, students obtain general understanding of the principles of wind energy and design of HAWTs. In this module students will gain a more detailed knowledge of turbine components and wind energy development and utilisation – both on and offshore. In this module, students develop to a state of detailed knowledge and understanding of wind turbine design, to the extent that they could develop and establish new designs for wind turbines or individual components that meet recognised design codes. In achieving this level of capability, students will develop some competence with computational design tools that are routinely adopted in industry, for analysis and for turbine and project design tasks. Students will gain an introduction to industry standard wind power related computer packages e.g. GH Bladed, GH Windfarmer, ReSoft WindFarm.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES (ILOs) (see assessment section below for how ILOs will be assessed)
SYLLABUS PLAN - summary of the structure and academic content of the module
Conceptual design of wind turbines [2 hours] Rotor diameter, rating, rotational speed, number of blades, power control, braking systems, fixed speed, opti-speed and variable speed, drive train mounting, rotor position, tower stiffness, access and safety. Wind energy resource assessment [4 hours] Met mast types and installation. Anemometers types, calibration and problems. Analysis of wind measurements. Satellite wind sensing and data analysis. Measure-Correlate-Predict procedures. Reliability and uncertainty. Foundation engineering [4 hours] Ground investigation and rock & soil testing; slab, multi piled, mono-piled, multi-pad foundations; foundation design; construction methods. (Foundations for offshore installations is covered specifically in complementary module CSM4XXXX Advanced Marine Renewable Energy). Structural engineering [4 hours] Use of ‘Bladed’ turbine design software to consider materials and section properties; non-operational, operational and extreme loads on WTs; methods of analysis; dynamic response of steel tubular towers, start up/down loading; fatigue loading. Offshore wind [4-6 hours] Components of large offshore wind farms – understanding of all constituent parts and activities associated with offshore wind farm development, installation, operations, materials etc Aerodynamical engineering [6 hours] Actuator disks & vortex cylinder model, blade theory, blade geometry, rotor loss, aerodynamics in yaw; stall conditions, acceleration potential. Power train / power take off [2 hours] Rotor, gearbox systems, drive shafts, matching electrical machines. Hydraulic power take off systems. (Electrical power take off systems and electrical power systems integration is covered specifically in complementary module CSM4XXXX Advanced Power Electronics and Power Systems Engineering) Control Systems [4 hours] Functions of WT controller, closed-loop control: issues, techniques, analytical design, pitch actuators, control system implementation. Operational performance of wind turbines [2 hours] Review of performance curves. Measured vs theoretical performance. Availability. Field testing. Analysis of test data. Turbulence effects. Routine condition monitoring. Future developments [2 hours] Scale challenges, improving efficiency Engineering Software Bespoke wind turbine design tools – Bladed [4 hours] – see Structural engineering Wind farm design and evaluation tools: Windfarmer [2-4 hours] Windfarm [2-4 hours]
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ASSESSMENT
FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT - for feedback and development purposes; does not count towards module grade
SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT (% of credit)
Coursework 0 Written Exams 0 Practical Exams
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CREDIT VALUE 15 ECTS VALUE 7.5
PRE-REQUISITE MODULES CSM2360
CO-REQUISITE MODULES
NQF LEVEL (FHEQ) M (NQF Level 7) AVAILABLE AS DISTANCE LEARNING No
ORIGIN DATE Thursday 15 December 2011 LAST REVISION DATE Thursday 15 December 2011
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