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 Spring 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) Gains an academic background and abilities for making scientific research; analysis, interpretation and application of knowledge in subjects of Mechatronics Engineering.
2) Acquires an ability to select, apply and develop modern techniques and methods for mechatronics engineering applications.
3) Develops new and innovative ideas, procedures and solutions in the design of mechatronics systems, components and processes.
4) Gains an ability for experimental design, data accumulation, data analysis, reporting and implementation.
5) Acquires abilities for individual and team-work, communication and collaboration with team members and interdisciplinary cooperation.
6) Gains an ability to communicate effectively oral and written; and a knowledge of English sufficient to follow technical developments and terminology.
7) Acquires recognition of the need for, and an ability to access and report knowledge, to engage in life-long learning.
8) Gains an understanding of universal, social and professional ethics.
9) Acquires a knowledge of business-oriented project organization and management; awareness of entrepreneurship, innovation and sustainable development
10) Gains awareness for the impact of mechatronics engineering applications on human health, environmental, security and legal issues in a global and social context.