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 6
The course opens with the approval of the Department at the beginning of each semester

Basic information

Language of instruction: En
Type of course: Departmental Elective
Course Level:
Mode of Delivery: Face to face
Course Coordinator : Prof. Dr. ERCAN ERTÜRK
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 Outputs

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: 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
Attendance % 0
Laboratory % 0
Application % 0
Field Work % 0
Special Course Internship (Work Placement) % 0
Quizzes % 0
Homework Assignments % 0
Presentation % 0
Project 1 % 30
Seminar % 0
Midterms 1 % 30
Preliminary Jury % 0
Final 1 % 40
Paper Submission % 0
Jury % 0
Bütünleme % 0
Total % 100
Total % 100

ECTS / Workload Table

Activities Number of Activities Workload
Course Hours 14 42
Special Course Internship (Work Placement)
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 16 118
Presentations / Seminar
Project 12 31
Homework Assignments
Preliminary Jury
Paper Submission
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
1) Have sufficient theoretical background in mathematics, basic sciences and other related engineering areas and to be able to use this background in the field of energy systems engineering.
2) Be able to identify, formulate and solve energy systems engineering-related problems by using state-of-the-art methods, techniques and equipment.
3) Be able to design and do simulation and/or experiment, collect and analyze data and interpret the results.
4) Be able to access information, to do research and use databases and other information sources.
5) Have an aptitude, capability and inclination for life-long learning.
6) Be able to take responsibility for him/herself and for colleagues and employees to solve unpredicted complex problems encountered in practice individually or as a group member.
7) Develop an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
8) Develop an ability to apply the fundamentals of engineering mathematics and sciences into the field of energy conversion.
9) Develop an understanding of the obligations for implementing sustainable engineering solutions.
10) Develop an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
11) Realize all steps of a thesis or a project work, such as literature survey, method developing and implementation, classification and discussion of the results, etc.