Wind Energy Science, Engineering and Policy (WESEP)

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Courses

Courses primarily for graduate students, open to qualified undergraduates:

(3-0) Cr. 3.

Prereq: Graduate standing
Forecasting, wind measurement and analysis, site placement, aerodynamic principles associated with blade design, power generation technologies, power electronic topologies used in wind energy conversion, collection circuits, and grid operation with high wind penetration.

(3-0) Cr. 3.

Prereq: Graduate standing
Systems approach to wind turbine design, manufacturing, installation, integrated with wind economics and policy issues. Topics include manufacturing practices used to produce wind turbines, construction practices, sensing and inspection technologies used in monitoring wind farm health, and the impact of policy making on the wind energy industry.

(3-0) Cr. 3.

Prereq: WESEP 501 and WESEP 502
Advanced design, control, and operation of wind plants. Topics include electromechanical energy conversion systems, aerodynamic and aeroelastic loads, optimal control of wind farms, life cycle management strategies, tall tower design, and prediction of component residual life.

Cr. 1-3. Repeatable.


Advanced study of a research topic in the field of wind energy, science, engineering, and policy.

(1-0) Cr. 1. Repeatable. F.S.

Prereq: Graduate standing
Identifying current wind energy research issues and conducting components of the research cycle in real-time, including proposal development, investigation/analysis/discovery, publication and presentation, ethical behavior, and leadership.