MCH5613 Introduction to Wind Energy EngineeringBahçeşehir UniversityDegree Programs MECHATRONICS ENGINEERING (ENGLISH, NONTHESIS)General Information For StudentsDiploma SupplementErasmus Policy StatementNational Qualifications
Master TR-NQF-HE: Level 7 QF-EHEA: Second Cycle EQF-LLL: Level 7

Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Code Course Name Semester Theoretical Practical Credit ECTS
MCH5613 Introduction to Wind Energy Engineering Fall 3 0 3 12
This catalog is for information purposes. Course status is determined by the relevant department at the beginning of semester.

Basic information

Language of instruction: English
Type of course: Departmental Elective
Course Level:
Mode of Delivery: Face to face
Course Coordinator : Prof. Dr. ERCAN ERTÜRK
Recommended Optional Program Components: None
Course Objectives: The objective of the course is:
1) To provide students with sufficient basic skills and knowledge about wind energy systems, so that they are able to manage, evaluate, and analyze wind energy systems and projects
2) To understand technology, theory and practice in the wind energy business with domestic and international perspectives
3) To identify and mathematically model the wind turbine components, calculate the available wind power, predict mechanical loads based on design, and discuss the generation of electrical power.

Learning Outcomes

The students who have succeeded in this course;
1) Articulate the historical evolution of the modern wind turbine technology
2) Develop a working knowledge of wind energy terminology and turbine components
3) Identify credible sources for wind resource data and plan wind a measurement campaign
4) Explain the dynamics behind wind capture by a turbine
5) Explain air flow characteristics and blade efficiencies
6) Assess environmental issues for wind and competing energy technologies

Course Content

In this course the fundamental methodologies for the engineering analysis of wind energy systems and their components are described. The focus of the course is the principles of science, engineering, and mathematics and how those principles are used in wind energy engineering. The main elements of the course are:
1) Wind Characteristics and Resources
2) Aerodynamics of Wind Energy
3) Mechanics and Dynamics
4) Electrical Aspects of Wind Turbines
5) Wind Turbine Control
6) Wind Energy System Economics
7) Wind Energy Environmental Aspects and Impacts

Weekly Detailed Course Contents

Week Subject Related Preparation
1) Introduction to Wind Energy – Background, Motivations, and Constraints
2) Wind Characteristics and Resources
3) Wind data analysis
4) Wind turbine energy production estimates using statistical techniques
5) Aerodynamics of Wind Turbines
6) Momentum theory and blade element theory
7) Exam
8) Wind turbine rotor dynamics
9) Basic concepts of electric power
10) Electrical machines
11) Installation and operation
12) Overview of wind energy economics
13) Environmental Aspects
14) Summary and Review


Course Notes / Textbooks: Yok
References: "Wind Energy Explained: Theory, Design and Application", James F. Manwell, Jon G. McGowan, Anthony L. Rogers

Evaluation System

Semester Requirements Number of Activities Level of Contribution
Project 1 % 30
Midterms 1 % 30
Final 1 % 40
Total % 100
Total % 100

ECTS / Workload Table

Activities Number of Activities Workload
Course Hours 14 42
Study Hours Out of Class 16 118
Project 12 31
Total Workload 191

Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes

No Effect 1 Lowest 2 Low 3 Average 4 High 5 Highest
Program Outcomes Level of Contribution