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Wind Energy (Advanced)

  • Course Code

    CR_EAWND_7

  • Field of Study

    Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

  • Type of Course:

    Certificate

  • Type of Qualification:

    Certificate

  • Type of Study:

    Part time

  • Application Closing Date:

Course duration:

Part-time: Three hours per week for 12 weeks or five full days in Semester 1 2014.

Admission Requirements:

Completion of the “Introduction to “Wind Energy” module and a background in engineering, mathematics, physics or electrical trade is required. As this course is analytically based, a high standard of both mathematics and IT is required.

Department(s)

Mechanical, Biomedical & Manufacturing Eng

Course Fee €1,100* (includes course notes and exam fee)

* Discounts available for groups of three or more
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Advanced Wind Energy follows on from the previous module “Introduction to Wind Energy”. The course builds on the principles previously outlined and also introduces the student to wind energy analysis software packages.

As part of the course, the student will examine the methods used for wind turbine site selection. The fundamentals of wind farm design, including wind turbine layout and electrical design, energy production, turbine noise levels, turbine wake losses, and turbine suitability will be examined. Wind data collected on a specific site will be used for desktop analysis using industry standard software and this will help determine the suitability of a particular location for a wind farm. The course will be a mixture of laboratory based analysis and classroom theory.

Course Content

  • Wind Atlas Analysis and Application and wind energy software applications
  • Wind Data interpretation and wind speed probability
  • 3D Terrain maps
  • Optimal Site and Turbine selection
  • Wind Flow Models using computational fluid dynamics software                    
  • Turbine Wake, Noise, Shadow Flicker

Entry Requirements

Completion of the “Introduction to “Wind Energy” module and a background in engineering, mathematics, physics or electrical trade is required. As this course will be analytical based, a high standard of both mathematics and IT will be required.

Duration

Three hours per week for 12 weeks OR five full days in Semester 2.

Awarding Body

CIT: 5 ECTS credits at Level 7 on the National Framework of Qualifications.

 

  • This course will run in Semester 1 2014.
  • Please note: The running of this course will be dependent on a sufficient number of applicants.
  • Please contact camms@cit.ie for more information on the next intake.

Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Management Systems
camms@cit.ie
021 4326 264