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Unit information: Engineering Design for Wind and Marine Power in 2014/15

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Unit name Engineering Design for Wind and Marine Power
Unit code AENGM3102
Credit points 10
Level of study M/7
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 1 (weeks 1 - 12)
Unit director Dr. Harper
Open unit status Not open
Pre-requisites

s to those who are professional engineers in industry, working at graduate level. For all students on the Aeronautical Engineeringn programmes: EFAC30002 Professional Studies B or EFAC30003 Enterprise Skills - Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Aero students and H150 Stream A students: AENG31300 Sensors, Signals and Control or MENG30202 Systems & Control Engineering 3 Other 5th year H150 students, one of the following depending on specialisation: CENG31400 Structural Engineering 3 (Stream C $? Structures) CENG33600 Water Engineering 3 (Stream C $? Water) EENG34030 Embedded and Real-Time Systems (Stream D ) EMAT32200 Mathematical Data Modelling (Dynamical Systems Modelling) AENG34430 Composites Design & Manufacture (Materials)

Co-requisites

For 4th year H150 students, one of the following depending on specialisation: MENG30202 Systems & Control Engineering 3 (Stream A) CENG31400 Structural Engineering 3 (Stream C $? Structures) CENG33600 Water Engineering 3 (Stream C $? Water) EENG34030 Embedded and Real-Time Systems (Stream D) EMAT32200 Mathematical Data Modelling (Dynamical Systems Modelling) AENG34430 Composites Design & Manufacture (Materials)

School/department Department of Aerospace Engineering
Faculty Faculty of Engineering

Description including Unit Aims

This module provides students with an advanced knowledge of wind and tidal power systems integration, which includes insight into individual components. Considerable emphasis is placed upon design and architecture, together with the influence of policy, regulation and whole-life cost on optimised solutions. Current wave power technologies and their future potential will also be covered. A key aspect of the course is the high level of expert industrial input which will allow students to gain hands-on experience with state-of-the-art design tools. A series of practical examples in conjunction with well-documented case studies will complement the presented material. The coursework will include an in-depth group project using the GH Bladed software to design wind turbines. pre-requisite This unit is available without

Intended Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the unit the student should be able to:

demonstrate an in-depth understanding of how wind and marine resources are assessed and used for site selection, and how the factors influencing wind and marine turbine performance are characterised; show an advanced knowledge of the main design options for wind and tidal stream energy devices and the factors influencing an optimised solution; understand the loads acting on wind and tidal stream energy devices and describe their impact on structural/foundation design, manufacture, installation and maintenance requirements; demonstrate a knowledge of the aerodynamic / hydrodynamic and structural design of wind and tidal turbine rotor blades; show an understanding of the current methods/tools used within industry to analyse wind and tidal turbine performance; understand electrical system architectures and become familiar with the considerations necessary for integration of electrical components in wind / marine power generation systems; show an understanding of the environmental and social impacts of wind and marine energy farms; carry out an economic assessment of a wind / marine energy farm; work as part of a multidisciplinary team in developing a wind / marine energy farm design proposal.

Teaching Information

Lectures plus 2 computer lab classes

Assessment Information

100% Coursework (Group Report)

Reading and References

As advised by unit director

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