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 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
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