Wind Power

Contact

Name

Christian Sohn

Lecture - VKA

Phone

work
+49 241 80 48222

Email

E-Mail

Contact

Name

Christoph Lentz

Head of Technical Unit, Exercise - VKA

Phone

work
+49 241 80 48010

Email

E-Mail

Contact

Name

Andreas Henze

Lecture, Excercise - AIA, Institute of Aerodynamics

Phone

work
+49 241 80 90398

Email

E-Mail

Contact

Name

Björn Roscher

Lecture, Exercise - CWD, Center of Wind Power Drives

Phone

work
+49 241 80 95603

Email

E-Mail
 

Period

The lecture and the exercises take place in the winter semester.

 

Consultation-Hour

Consultation-hours by appointment. Please contact us.

 

Content

The lecture deals with the aerodynamics of wind power stations. A brief overview of the historical designs is followed by a description of mathematical models of the fluid dynamics which is used to determine the dynamic strain on the rotor and spire. Afterwards the design criteria for the power train and the resulting models of wind power stations are dealt with and there will also be notes to its engineering. Basic guidelines in terms of layout and simulation of the power train are presented. To conclude, the overall system of wind power stations will be observed by dealing with methods of evaluation of locations, wind regime, energy supply and economic viability.

The lecture “Wind Energy” is held in cooperation with the Institute of Aerodynamics (AIA) and the Chair for Wind Power Drives (CWD).

 

Topics

The following topics are dealt with:

  • Design of Wind Power Stations (AIA)
  • Choice of Location and Influences (VKA)
  • Economic Viability (VKA)
  • Foliar Theory (AIA)
  • Mathematical Models and Arithmetic Technique of Aerodynamics (AIA)
  • Tasks and Design of Power Trains and Ancillary Units (IME)
  • Guidelines, Layout and Simulation of Power Trains (IME)
  • Power Quality and Grid Connection (VKA)
  • Wind Farms, Energy Storage and Trends
 

L²P

Complementary lecture and exercise documents as well as older exams for exam preparation can be found in the L²P of RWTH Aachen.

Complementary documents are also available in the Campus System of RWTH Aachen.

 

Exam

Please keep further notices on the exam in mind.