Sep 19, 2019  
2016-2017 Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science Calendar-ARCHIVED 
    
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MECH 481 Wind Energy F | 3.5


Lecture: 3
Lab: 0
Tutorial: 0.5
An introductory course on wind-turbine operation and aerodynamics. Topics include: the Betz limit; the Blade Element Momentum method; characteristics of the atmospheric boundary layer; unsteady aerodynamic theory; gusts and blade aeroelasticity; blade noise and health effects; and wind-park siting and planning. Extension of some of these topics to small wind turbines, run-of-the-river water turbines and off-grid systems will also be presented. Students are expected to have sufficient experience with fluid dynamics equivalent to MECH 341 . Those who have not taken such a course will need to prepare through self-study.

Academic Units:
Mathematics 0
Natural Sciences 0
Complementary Studies 0
Engineering Science 42
Engineering Design 0



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