ENE 510: FUNDAMENTALS OF WIND ENERGY SYSTEMS
This course includes the history and near future of wind energy, the status of wind energy in turkey and around the globe, basic information about sub-topics of wind energy (i) meteorology (ii) aerodynamics and (iii) control. The content is supported with a site visit. The course gives knowledge and understanding on wind turbine peripherals/sections such as blades, rotor, gearbox, generator, brakes, nacelle, tower, grid connection and wind measurements.
ENE 511: WIND ENERGY METEOROLOGY
The aim of the course is to focus on the boundary layer meteorology (0 to 500m a.g.l.) and the engineering physics principles, give the capability of collecting and analysis wind data and used this analyzed data in wind energy engineering topics. The first 9 lectures are only based on meteorological knowledge while the last 5 weeks are to give strength on connecting these knowledges to the different usage areas. At the end of the course, it is expected that the student has knowledge on wind data analysis, atmospheric boundary layer, Monin-Obukhov length, similarity principle, stability analysis, turbulence, wakes and modelling wind flow.
ENE512: WIND TURBINE AERODYNAMICS-I
The content of the course is design to connect the knowledge that the students get from generic fluid mechanics courses and carry it to the aerodynamic design of the wind turbines. With the methodology that is followed in the course – Blade Element momentum (BEM) – the student can get the necessary knowledge for wind turbine prototype. Furthermore, students also get extra attention on important sub-topics of the wind turbine aerodynamics (e.g. vortex, tip loss, rotor and tower effects). The course naturally also includes large amount of knowledge on introduction to wind turbine aeroelasticty.
ENE513: WIND TURBINE AERODYNAMICS-II
The course is the second part of the series where BEM theory is employed for modern wind turbines. In this second part, students add unsteady and dynamic BEM theory on top of their knowledge. The main goal of the course is to give knowledge and competence to the students on international standards of turbine design; IEC 61400-1, IEC 61400-13 and IEC 61400-22. Within the course, students learn dynamic wake, dynamic stall and blade design updates, material usages, vortex generators and their calculation. Parallel to this yaw/tilt mechanisms, wind simulation techniques and fatigue analysis are performed.