Technology of Wind Turbine Blades

Date and time: Tuesday, 13.15 - 14.45
Location: Lecture room 003, Hermann-Blenk-Str. 37
Start: 20.10.2020
Lecturer: Dr. R. Semaan, PhD
  The lecture is partially held in English and partially in German.
Date and time: Tuesday, 14.45 - 15.30
Location: Lecture room 003 and CIP-Pool, Hermann-Blenk-Str. 37
Start: 22.10.2019
Tutor: Dr. R. Semaan

Course Objective

The students know the fundamentals of aerodynamic design of wind turbine rotor blades, the corresponding application and interpretation. Students will acquire the necessary knowledge for the evaluation and development of modern highperformance wind turbines structure.

Course Content

  • Designation and basic concepts
  • 2D aerodynamics: boundary layer theory
  • 2D aerodynamics: potential theory
  • 1D momentum theory for an ideal wind turbine
  • Classical blade element method
  • Rotor blade design and characteristics
  • Typical construction methods: wing; wing connection, tower
  • Fiber composites and core materials
  • Calculation and design methods
  • Testing methods
  • Manufacturing
  • Aeroelasticity