Design of offshore wind turbines

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NTNU Civil and Transport Engineering Wind energy BA8607 Design of offshore wind turbines Spring 11,5


The goal of the course is to give a balanced and broad introduction to offshore wind energy, with a focus on the design of wind turbines, and will consider both classical material and current research literature. Topics include: history of wind energy, wind resources and characteristics of the wind field, turbulence, wind spectra and spatial coherence, momentum theory and Betz limit, different concepts for wind energy converters, loads and loadcases, structural dynamics, vibrations, and design (especially of blade, tower and foundations), wave forces, installation aspects, control of wind turbines, economic aspects and cost models, software and simulation technology. 
The course is given every year for the minimum of 3 participants.