This course introduces the concepts of wind power and associated technology. Topics include the principles of wind energy and resource assessment; rotor and blade designs; the mechanical and electrical principles of wind turbine systems; types of applications; and the economics and current policies related to wind power. The lab covers the installation of anemometry equipment and data evaluation; fabrication and testing of simple rotors; turbine systems; and monitoring and evaluation of installed systems.
School of Engineering and Computing
Mechanical Engineering Technology (MEC)
2 hours of lecture, 2 hours of lab per week